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.

France urges dialogue over Madagascar leader’s impeachment

2015-06-15 16:36

France has called on all sides to respect a Madagascar constitutional court decision to throw out parliament’s impeachment of President Hery Rajaonarimampianina, urging all parties to open a dialogue to avoid a new political crisis.

Police teargas Madagascar lawmaker in car

2015-06-09 20:40

Malagascar police say they have discovered about $65 000 in a lawmaker's car after being tipped off that she was carrying cash to incite political unrest.

Mystery mutts of Madagascar

2015-06-04 16:10

Scientists are baffled by new research that shows all dogs on the island of Madagascar appear to have their origins in Africa.

Madagascar leader says nation needs stability, not impeachment

2015-05-27 17:18

Madagascar’s president has questioned the handling of a vote by parliament to impeach him and said the Indian Ocean island nation needs stability and international support after years of crisis rather than more political wrangling.

Unesco to probe pirate treasure hunt in Madagascar

2015-05-14 17:41

The UN says it is sending experts to Madagascar to assess a claim by underwater explorers that they have found treasure and the wreck of a ship belonging to the pirate known as Captain Kidd.

Ravalomanana freed from house arrest

2015-05-03 07:20

Madagascar President Hery Rajaonarimampianina says he is ending the house arrest of his predecessor Marc Ravalomanana.

Children starving as hunger hits 200 000 in Madagascar

2015-03-11 06:20

Clutching a small bag of corn in one hand, six-year-old Haova Toboha scratches the ground with the other in hopes of turning up stray kernels left from a UN food handout.


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.

UN team in Madagascar to probe claim of pirate Kidd's treasure

2015-06-19 15:22

A UN research team has arrived in Madagascar to determine the origin of a silver bar attributed to 17th-century Scottish pirate William Kidd, but whose authenticity has been put in doubt.

Madagascar court blocks bid to oust president

2015-06-13 16:02

Madagascar's constitutional court has rejected as invalid a decision by parliament to oust President Hery Rajaonarimampianina, giving him another chance to lead the island nation's shaky government.

Madagascan police clash with MPs ahead of impeachment

2015-06-09 16:00

Madagascan police have smashed open the car windows of an opposition lawmaker and seized the equivalent of $74 000 in cash, reporters witnessed, two weeks after parliament voted to dismiss the president.

Madagascar's president faces impeachment attempt

2015-05-29 17:37

Political instability is looming in Madagascar where law makers voted this week to impeach the country’s president for what they say are his repeated violations of the constitution.

Madagascar's parliament votes to dismiss president

2015-05-27 07:45

Madagascar's parliament has voted overwhelmingly to dismiss President Hery Rajaonarimanpianina for alleged constitutional violations and general incompetence.

Captain Kidd's treasure found

2015-05-07 21:13

A team of American explorers claim to have discovered silver treasure from the infamous 17th-century Scottish pirate William Kidd in a shipwreck off the coast of Madagascar.

Eco-village promotes sustainability in Madagascar

2015-03-23 13:22

A new eco-village built with sustainable and locally sourced material in Madagascar hopes to inspire other local initiatives to preserve and recreate the biodiversity of the country.

Flooding in Madagascar kills 14

2015-02-27 14:35

At least 14 people have died in flooding in the Madagascan capital Antananarivo after a night of torrential rain that caused dams to break, rescue services say.

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