Seven held after double murder off Madagascar

2016-08-23 17:13

Police investigating the double murder of two French volunteers on an island off Madagascar have arrested seven suspects.

Fire kills 38 in Madagascar, including 16 children

2016-07-26 07:30

A fire during a house-warming party in central Madagascar killed 38 people, including 16 children, as the blaze ripped through a thatched roof, police said.

Madagascar red-faced after mass jail breakout

2016-05-04 05:52

Prison officials in Madagascar were left red-faced after a mass escape which left over 30 inmates on the run on the Indian Ocean island nation.

Madagascar cattle rustlers in deadly clashes

2016-02-02 21:31

Thirteen people have been killed as Madagascar police and villagers clashed with armed cattle rustlers.

4 sentenced to hard labour in Madagascar

2015-10-10 09:52

A Madagascar court has handed down four men the maximum sentence of hard labour for life over the mob lynching of two Europeans and a local man.

Madagascar tourist mob lynching suspects 'tried to help'

2015-10-07 09:05

Dozens of suspects on trial over the lynching of two Europeans and a local man have told a Madagascar court that they intervened to protect the victims from a raging mob.

18 killed in Madagascar cattle-rustling clashes

2015-09-14 15:56

At least 18 people, including a paramilitary policeman, were killed in cattle-rustling violence in Madagascar over the weekend when thousands of animals were also stolen, police say.

Trial of suspects in tourist mob lynching starts in Madagascar

2015-09-09 09:03

Thirty-seven people went on trial in Madagascar's capital Antananarivo for the lynching of two Europeans and a local man wrongly accused of killing a young boy.

Pneumonic plague kills eight in Madagascar

2015-08-26 18:55

Pneumonic plague, which can be spread from person to person through coughing, gives antibiotics little time to act and can kill within 24 hours.

Madagascar mess-ups keep tourist 'paradise' marooned

2015-08-02 17:15

Tour operators blame the latest drop in visitor numbers on mass cancellations that followed a month-long Air Madagascar strike that has grounded all internal flights.


Two French volunteers feared murdered off Madagascar

2016-08-22 06:08

Two young French volunteers found dead on an island off the northeast coast of Madasgascar were likely murdered, authorities say.

Two killed, 80 wounded in Madagascar 'terror blast'

2016-06-27 07:27

Two people were killed and more than 80 wounded in a grenade attack in Madagascar's capital during the country's national day celebrations, in what the president called "an act of terrorism".

Madagascar appoints new PM in bid to end political turmoil

2016-04-11 08:19

Madagascar's President Hery Rajaonarimampianina has appointed a new prime minister, two days after the island nation was plunged into confusion when the previous premier denied having stepped down.

Over 160 killed in Madagascar cattle clashes

2016-01-07 13:35

At least 161 people, including nearly a dozen soldiers, have been killed in cattle-rustling violence in Madagascar, authorities say.

12 suspects in Madagascar mob lynching face hard labour

2015-10-09 05:49

Madagascar's state prosecutor seeks maximum sentence of hard labour for life for 12 suspects on trial for the lynching of two Europeans and a local man in 2013.

Madagascar agents foil tortoise smugglers

2015-09-30 18:05

Madagascar customs agents have found more than 700 tortoises about to be smuggled out of the country.

African nations aim to brake surging trade in illegal timber

2015-09-09 14:00

Forest protection agencies in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique and Madagascar will step up joint efforts to combat the rapidly expanding trade in illegal timber under a new deal.

23 dead as Madagascar troops battle cattle rustlers

2015-08-28 09:15

Deadly clashes between troops and armed cattle rustlers on the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar have left at least 23 people dead, the army says.

France to return 150 Madagascar tortoises

2015-08-18 18:27

Around 150 endangered baby tortoises will return to Madagascar eight months after they were found wrapped in sticky tape and hidden in a crate at a Paris airport.

Captain Kidd's ship a con

2015-07-14 18:57

The UN's culture agency says a alleged vessel found off Madagascar is not 17th-century Scottish pirate William Kidd's flagship, and a silver 'treasure' bar is a fake.

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