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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.
Raymond Rakotondrasoa surveys the charred remains of his mud and thatched-roofed house in Madagascar.
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.
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 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.
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 president has been sworn in and vows to establish independent bodies to combat the Indian Ocean island nation's widespread corruption.
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.
Thousands of opposition supporters took to the streets in the capital of Madagascar to protest against the victory of ex-president Andry Rajoelina in last week's elections.
Former Madagascan president Andry Rajoelina has beaten his rival and predecessor Marc Ravalomanana in an election beset by allegations of fraud from both sides, the electoral commission has said.
Cyclone Belna is expected to hit northwestern Madagascar after brushing past the Indian Ocean island of Mayotte and the Comoros archipelago.
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 flies out on Wednesday for a week-long tour visiting three Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster.
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 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.
The World Health Organisation says that an epidemic of measles in Madagascar has caused more than 900 deaths.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa appealed for the release of the delayed vote count in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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.
Defeated Madagascar presidential candidate Marc Ravalomana has appealed the election's result to the country's top court, his campaign director has said.
Andry Rajoelina, who returned to the helm of Madagascar after last week's hotly-contested election, is one of three politicians to have dominated the politics of the Indian Ocean island nation.
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