Madagascar 'anti-virus brews' sell like hot cakes in local markets

2020-03-26 18:07

Nirina Ravolona knows all the secrets to the natural brews she sells at Ambodivona market, and no-one doubts her when she touts an infallible cure for coronavirus.

Torrential rains, floods kill dozens in Madagascar

2020-01-26 15:01

At least 31 killed and thousands displaced by heavy rains and flooding in southern African island nation, officials say.

At least two dead after Cyclone Belna hits Madagascar

2019-12-10 20:35

Two people were killed in Madagascar after Cyclone Belna landed in the northwest of the country, causing heavy flooding and displacing hundreds, local authorities said Tuesday.

In the dark: Electricity a 'luxury' in poor Madagascar

2019-10-15 18:30

Raymond Rakotondrasoa surveys the charred remains of his mud and thatched-roofed house in Madagascar.

Madagascar's 'angel makers' flourish in ban on abortion

2019-09-06 15:40

Volatiana keeps her secret behind a flimsy wooden gate, tucked along a red brick wall at the back of her vegetable garden in Madagascar's Antananarivo.

Madagascar says remains of UK student who fell from plane now found

2019-08-08 06:19

Police in Madagascar said villagers had found the remains of a British student who apparently jumped from a plane after opening the aircraft door in mid-air.

Madagascar leader sees parliament win amid fraud complaints

2019-05-29 18:53

Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina says he believes his party and allies are on course for a majority in the country's new parliament, but the opposition alleges that "anomalies" have been detected in the vote.

Madagascar measles epidemic kills more than 1 200 people

2019-04-16 06:42

Babies wail as a nurse tries to reassure mothers who have come to vaccinate their children. They fear a measles epidemic that has killed more than 1 200 people in this island nation where many are desperately poor.

Madagascar's new leader vows to combat widespread corruption

2019-01-20 10:45

Madagascar's new president has been sworn in and vows to establish independent bodies to combat the Indian Ocean island nation's widespread corruption.

Rajoelina confirmed winner of Madagascar presidential election

2019-01-08 17:01

Madagascar's Constitutional Court has confirmed Andry Rajoelina as the winner of the country's presidential election after his opponent had lodged a complaint alleging that the result was riddled with fraud.


'Everyone stay at home' - Madagascar orders lockdown of two main cities in virus fight

2020-03-23 10:24

President Andry Rajoelina has ordered lockdowns in Madagascar's two main cities to try to contain the spread of the coronavirus across the poor Indian Ocean nation.

Heavy rain kills dozens in Madagascar

2020-01-24 15:53

At least 21 people have died in Madagascar following almost a week of torrential rain in the north-west of the island, the government says.

Madagascar braces for tropical Cyclone Belna

2019-12-09 21:20

Cyclone Belna is expected to hit northwestern Madagascar after brushing past the Indian Ocean island of Mayotte and the Comoros archipelago.

Million turn out for Pope Francis Madagascar mass

2019-09-08 13:41

An estimated one million people gathered at Madagascar's Soamandrakizay stadium in the capital on Sunday to hear Pope Francis say mass on the second leg of his three-nation African tour.

Pope Francis to visit poor of Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius

2019-09-02 11:58

Pope Francis flies out on Wednesday for a week-long tour visiting three Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster.

16 dead in crush at Madagascar independence day event - hospital

2019-06-27 13:00

At least 16 people were crushed to death in Madagascar on Wednesday at a venue holding national independence day celebrations in the capital Antananarivo, hospital officials said.

Madagascar goes to polls in latest battle of bitter political feud

2019-05-27 12:15

Madagascar holds parliamentary elections Monday in what is being seen as the latest round of a bitter feud between President Andry Rajoelina and his longstanding rival Marc Ravalomanana.

Measles epidemic in Madagascar kills more than 900, says WHO

2019-02-22 08:46

The World Health Organisation says that an epidemic of measles in Madagascar has caused more than 900 deaths.

Ramaphosa urges speedy release of DR Congo vote results amid mounting tension

2019-01-09 20:08

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa appealed for the release of the delayed vote count in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Madagascar opposition protest ahead of court's vote verdict

2019-01-04 09:13

Hundreds of supporters of the losing Madagascar presidential candidate have staged a protest in the capital Antananarivo, rejecting the election result ahead of a court verdict reviewing the vote.

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