Madagascar


Madagascar working to contain plague

2014-11-24 21:03

Madagascar is trying to contain an outbreak of plague, similar to the Black Death that swept Medieval Europe, that has killed 40 people and is spreading to the capital Antananarivo.

Ancient Madagascar critter rewrites history

2014-11-06 05:10

There is no doubt scientists had a lot of luck on their side in discovering a critter from the age of dinosaurs that rewrites our understanding of the history of early mammals.

Ravalomanana family denied entry to city

2014-10-17 21:01

Former Madagascar president Marc Ravalomanana's family has been prevented from returning to the capital city, Antananarivo following their visit to see him, the family says.

Ravalomanana missing - son

2014-10-14 16:52

The location of former Madagascar president Marc Ravalomanana is unknown after he was seized by police shorty after his return from exile.

Madagascar's ex-president returns from exile

2014-10-13 12:24

Former Madagascar president Marc Ravalomanana, who has been living in exile in South Africa since his ouster in 2009, has returned home.

Madagascar billed as surfing paradise

2014-07-29 21:01

Madagascar has become the newest member of Global Surf Association and has formed part of a recent drive to promote the sport in Africa.

Madagascar needs fuel reforms - IMF

2014-07-01 13:28

Madagascar needs to reform its fuel subsidy programme, which does not help its poorest people, says an IMF official.

Kenya seizes rosewood from Madagascar

2014-05-28 12:54

Kenyan customs officials have seized dozens of shipping containers holding hundreds of tons of illegally logged rosewood from Madagascar worth as much as $13m.

Madagascar plagued by locusts

2014-05-19 07:39

Madagascan authorities have been forced to look at new and innovative ways to deal with a massive locust invasion.

SA plane to counter oil spill in Madagascar

2014-04-24 09:31

Madagascar has launched an emergency operation to prevent a tanker from unleashing 10 000 cubic metres of crude oil into Madagascar's north coast, a South African plane will be used in the process.

Madagascar's leader seeks to win over donors

2014-03-19 11:03

Madagascar’s new president has launched a charm offensive against the world’s biggest aid institutions, hoping to revive the support to his impoverished country that was cut off five years ago.

Madagascar seizes Tanzanian ship

2014-02-27 08:43

Madagascar authorities have seized a stricken Tanzanian vessel laden with thousands of logs of the rare and precious red ruby coloured rosewood, police say.

AU lifts suspension of Madagascar

2014-01-27 13:37

The AU has lifted its suspension of Madagascar’s membership after a new president took office following the island’s first election since a coup five years ago.

Blast mars Madagascar inauguration

2014-01-25 22:38

The inauguration of Madagascar's new president Hery Rajaonarimampianina has been marred by an explosion that killed one person and wounded dozens after the ceremony.

Top SADC envoy to attend Madagascar inauguration

2014-01-21 13:26

A top Southern African Development Community envoy will attend the inauguration of Madagascar’s new president, Namibia’s foreign minister says.

Rajoelina-backed candidate elected president

2014-01-17 12:04

Hery Rajaonarimampianina, backed by strongman Andry Rajoelina, has been elected president of Madagascar, the country’s electoral court has ruled after polls to restore democracy.

Ravalomanana's party threatens protests

2014-01-05 12:38

The party of Madagascar's ousted president Marc Ravalomanana has warned the electoral panel it would face "the people's wrath" if it declares electoral victory for the rival camp.

Madagascan candidate alleges vote-rigging

2014-01-01 08:48

Madagascan presidential candidate Jean Louis Robinson says he has evidence of vote-rigging.

 

Plague outbreak kills 40 in Madagascar: WHO

2014-11-22 14:15

An outbreak of plague has killed 40 people in Madagascar, the World Health Organisation says.

Madagascar 'won't expel' detained ex-president

2014-10-19 08:59

Madagascar's ex-president Marc Ravalomanana, who has been placed under house arrest, will not be deported and will be asked to take part in national reconciliation efforts.

SADC saddened by Madagascar situation

2014-10-16 14:33

SADC has expressed sadness at the situation in Madagascar stemming from its former president Marc Ravalomanana’s return to the country and subsequent arrest.

Ravalomanana detained after return – report

2014-10-13 15:27

Madagascar's exiled former leader Marc Ravalomanana has been detained after returning to the Indian Ocean Island for the first time since he was deposed in a coup in 2009, a report says.

Locusts plague Madagascar capital

2014-08-29 05:00

A thick grey swarm of locusts has engulfed Madagascar's capital, sending children scuttling and causing florists to burn tyres in panic.

Madagascar needs fuel subsidy reforms - IMF

2014-07-01 14:39

Madagascar needs to reform its fuel subsidy programme which doesn’t help its poorest people, a senior IMF official says as the lender considers more funding to the Indian Ocean Island.

Swaziland loses US trade pact privileges

2014-06-27 09:06

The United States has removed Swaziland from a lucrative trade pact over workers' rights concerns, but allowed Madagascar back in after it restored democracy.

World Bank gives Madagascar huge loan

2014-05-19 15:00

A World Bank spokesperson says the bank is ready to unlock funding to Madagascar following a peaceful election.

22 dead, 3 000 displaced in Madagascar cattle wars

2014-05-14 20:49

Twenty-two people have been killed and hundreds of houses destroyed in violence sparked by cattle rustling in the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar.

Madagascar eyes economic recovery

2014-03-28 15:56

Madagascar's finance minister forecast its economy could grow by 3% this year and hit 12% in five years' time as the economy still reels from a coup in 2009.

Madagascar leader pushes to unblock aid flow

2014-03-18 09:17

Madagascar’s new president is meeting with IMF and World Bank officials this week in a bid to unblock the flow of aid to his impoverished country.

New Madagascar leader seeks donor meeting

2014-01-30 12:49

The new president of Madagascar has called for an international donor conference in the next three months to help his island state recover from a political and economic crisis.

Madagascar blast mars handover

2014-01-26 13:28

A grenade explosion has ripped through a Madagascar bus stop, killing a toddler and wounding 37 just hours after the island's newly elected president took the oath.

Madagascar strongman steps down

2014-01-24 13:27

Madagascar leader Andry Rajoelina has stepped down, symbolically handing over power ahead of his elected successor’s inauguration, a move designed to steer the Indian Ocean Island out of crisis.

SA congratulates Hery Rajaonarimampianina

2014-01-20 16:44

The South African government has congratulated Hery Rajaonarimampianina on his election as the new president of Madagascar.

Loser in Madagascar vote appeals to SADC, AU

2014-01-15 10:53

The defeated candidate in Madagascar’s disputed presidential election has appealed to African states to investigate alleged fraud in last month’s vote, an aide says.

Coup leader's proxy leading Madagascar poll

2014-01-03 18:08

Former finance minister Hery Rajaonarimampianina, considered a proxy for the leader of Madagascar's 2009 coup, is winning a presidential runoff, according to provisional results.

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