Madagascar

Country Madagascar
Capital Antananarivo
Continent Africa
Currency Malagasy ariary(MGA)
Languages Malagasy & French

Antananarivo

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Introduction

Formerly an independent kingdom, Madagascar became a French colony in 1896 but regained independence in 1960. During 1992-93, free presidential and National Assembly elections were held ending 17 years of single-party rule. In 1997, in the second presidential race, Didier RATSIRAKA, the leader during the 1970s and 1980s, was returned to the presidency. The 2001 presidential election was contested between the followers of Didier RATSIRAKA and Marc RAVALOMANANA, nearly causing secession of half of the country. In April 2002, the High Constitutional Court announced RAVALOMANANA the winner. RAVALOMANANA achieved a second term following a landslide victory in the generally free and fair presidential elections of 2006. In early 2009, protests over increasing restrictions on opposition press and activities resulted in RAVALOMANANA stepping down and the presidency was conferred to the mayor of Antananarivo, Andry RAJOELINA. Following negotiations in July and August of 2009, a power-sharing agreement with a 15-month transitional period was established, but has not yet been implemented.

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Madagascar - Wikipedia
Madagascar - CIA World Fact Book
Madagascar - BBC
Madagascar - Timeline - BBC

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Humanitarian crisis looms in Madagascar amid drought and pandemic - UN News
  1. Humanitarian crisis looms in Madagascar amid drought and pandemic  UN News
  2. Madagascar devastated amid hunger, drought, COVID-19  Anadolu Agency
  3. Starvation Looms in Southern Madagascar, WFP Warns  Voice of America
  4. Humanitarian crisis looms in Southern Madagascar as drought and pandemic double number of hungry people - Madagascar  ReliefWeb
  5. UN seeks US$35 million in emergency aid for Madagascar  Macau Business
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Top environment stories from Madagascar in 2020 - Mongabay.comTop environment stories from Madagascar in 2020  Mongabay.com

1.3 Million in Southern Madagascar Face Famine-Like Conditions: UN - Global Citizen1.3 Million in Southern Madagascar Face Famine-Like Conditions: UN  Global Citizen

Tropical Cyclone ELOISE. Warning n.1 (17 January 2021) - Madagascar - ReliefWebTropical Cyclone ELOISE. Warning n.1 (17 January 2021) - Madagascar  ReliefWeb

A Madagascar forest long protected by its remoteness is now threatened by it - Mongabay.comA Madagascar forest long protected by its remoteness is now threatened by it  Mongabay.com

In Madagascar's hungry south, drought pushes more than 1 million to brink of famine - Mongabay.comIn Madagascar's hungry south, drought pushes more than 1 million to brink of famine  Mongabay.com

Madagascar Food Security Outlook, December 2020 - Madagascar - ReliefWebMadagascar Food Security Outlook, December 2020 - Madagascar  ReliefWeb

Madagascar Country Office: Humanitarian Situation Report No. 4 - Reporting Period: 01 January to December 2020 - Madagascar - ReliefWebMadagascar Country Office: Humanitarian Situation Report No. 4 - Reporting Period: 01 January to December 2020 - Madagascar  ReliefWeb

WFP raises alarm over rising hunger in Madagascar - Al Jazeera EnglishWFP raises alarm over rising hunger in Madagascar  Al Jazeera English

2021 Madagascar's Grand Sud Flash Appeal at a Glance - Madagascar - ReliefWeb2021 Madagascar's Grand Sud Flash Appeal at a Glance - Madagascar  ReliefWeb

Fois gras becomes local speciality in Madagascar - Africanews EnglishFois gras becomes local speciality in Madagascar  Africanews English

WFP Madagascar Country Brief, December 2020 - Madagascar - ReliefWebWFP Madagascar Country Brief, December 2020 - Madagascar  ReliefWeb

MADAGASCAR : Madagascar Oil encroaches on Axian's turf - Africa IntelligenceMADAGASCAR : Madagascar Oil encroaches on Axian's turf  Africa Intelligence

Statement from the US Embassy in Madagascar and Comoros: Storming of the United States Capitol - US Embassy in MadagascarStatement from the US Embassy in Madagascar and Comoros: Storming of the United States Capitol  US Embassy in Madagascar

Madagascar/Mozambique: Flash Update No.1: Chalane Weather System (As of 23 December 2020) - Madagascar - ReliefWebMadagascar/Mozambique: Flash Update No.1: Chalane Weather System (As of 23 December 2020) - Madagascar  ReliefWeb

Restoring wet meadows to protect the Madagascar pond-heron in Mayotte - BirdLife InternationalRestoring wet meadows to protect the Madagascar pond-heron in Mayotte  BirdLife International

Madagascar: Humanitarian Snapshot - December 2020 - Madagascar - ReliefWebMadagascar: Humanitarian Snapshot - December 2020 - Madagascar  ReliefWeb

Andrea Lee on Fictionalizing Madagascar - The New YorkerAndrea Lee on Fictionalizing Madagascar  The New Yorker

Teleperformance Earns First Best Place to Work Certification in Madagascar - Business WireTeleperformance Earns First Best Place to Work Certification in Madagascar  Business Wire

Southern Africa, Flash Update No.3: Tropical Storm Chalane (as of 28 December 2020) - Madagascar - ReliefWebSouthern Africa, Flash Update No.3: Tropical Storm Chalane (as of 28 December 2020) - Madagascar  ReliefWeb

Food is the gift drought-scarred children in Madagascar need most: William Lambers - cleveland.comFood is the gift drought-scarred children in Madagascar need most: William Lambers  cleveland.com

Madagascar Beach: To Appreciate the Landscape and Relax - Vallarta LifestylesMadagascar Beach: To Appreciate the Landscape and Relax  Vallarta Lifestyles

WFP Madagascar calls for urgent action to support 1.35 million people in need of food aid - DevexWFP Madagascar calls for urgent action to support 1.35 million people in need of food aid  Devex

Madagascar eyes 73.5kg of ‘smuggled’ gold seized in hand luggage at OR Tambo - Daily MaverickMadagascar eyes 73.5kg of ‘smuggled’ gold seized in hand luggage at OR Tambo  Daily Maverick

Madagascar: IPC Acute Food Insecurity and Acute Malnutrition Analysis, October 2020 - April 2021, Issued December 2020 - Madagascar - ReliefWebMadagascar: IPC Acute Food Insecurity and Acute Malnutrition Analysis, October 2020 - April 2021, Issued December 2020 - Madagascar  ReliefWeb

British Ambassador to Madagascar David Ashley - GOV.UK - GOV.UKBritish Ambassador to Madagascar David Ashley - GOV.UK  GOV.UK

Madagascar To Host 2023 Indian Ocean Games After Maldives Withdraws - Eurasia ReviewMadagascar To Host 2023 Indian Ocean Games After Maldives Withdraws  Eurasia Review

Exotic and endangered: Madagascar in peril - Spectator.co.ukExotic and endangered: Madagascar in peril  Spectator.co.uk

SOUTH AFRICA/MADAGASCAR : Rajoelina desperate to bring home the Madagascan gold smugglers arrested in South Africa - Africa IntelligenceSOUTH AFRICA/MADAGASCAR : Rajoelina desperate to bring home the Madagascan gold smugglers arrested in South Africa  Africa Intelligence

What I Buy And Why: Arts Philanthropist Hasnaine Yavarhoussen on the Collecting Scene in Madagascar and the Joys of Outdoor Art - artnet NewsWhat I Buy And Why: Arts Philanthropist Hasnaine Yavarhoussen on the Collecting Scene in Madagascar and the Joys of Outdoor Art  artnet News

Bohemians announce signing of Madagascar international Bastien Hery from Linfield - Independent.ieBohemians announce signing of Madagascar international Bastien Hery from Linfield  Independent.ie

Madagascar: EIB Accelerating Climate Disaster Recovery, Priority Clean Energy and Transport Investment - AllAfrica.comMadagascar: EIB Accelerating Climate Disaster Recovery, Priority Clean Energy and Transport Investment  AllAfrica.com

Eden Lodge Madagascar Inspires Local Community - EIN NewsEden Lodge Madagascar Inspires Local Community  EIN News

Here's What Happened To Jeremy Clarkson's Bentley From The Grand Tour Madagascar Special - HotCarsHere's What Happened To Jeremy Clarkson's Bentley From The Grand Tour Madagascar Special  HotCars

What Kind Of Animal Madagascar's Mort Is | Screen Rant - Screen RantWhat Kind Of Animal Madagascar's Mort Is | Screen Rant  Screen Rant

Marco Polo is credited with naming Madagascar but did not even visit the island – Why? - Face2Face AfricaMarco Polo is credited with naming Madagascar but did not even visit the island – Why?  Face2Face Africa

Preparedness and Response Flash Update | 14 January 2021 - Zimbabwe - ReliefWebPreparedness and Response Flash Update | 14 January 2021 - Zimbabwe  ReliefWeb

Global Weather Hazards Summary: January 15 - 21, 2021 - World - ReliefWebGlobal Weather Hazards Summary: January 15 - 21, 2021 - World  ReliefWeb

Bohemians set to snatch signing of Madagascar international Bastien Hery from under the nose of St Patrick’s A - The Irish SunBohemians set to snatch signing of Madagascar international Bastien Hery from under the nose of St Patrick’s A  The Irish Sun

Madagascar - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses - GlobeNewswireMadagascar - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses  GlobeNewswire

Huntsman Spider Weaves Leaves Together to Trap Unsuspecting Frogs - Smithsonian MagazineHuntsman Spider Weaves Leaves Together to Trap Unsuspecting Frogs  Smithsonian Magazine

5 must-see movies on Netflix this weekend: Outside the Wire and more - Netflix Life5 must-see movies on Netflix this weekend: Outside the Wire and more  Netflix Life

What’s New on Netflix & Top 10s: January 15th, 2021 - What's on NetflixWhat’s New on Netflix & Top 10s: January 15th, 2021  What's on Netflix

Indian embassy in Madagascar becomes first to go fully solar - Mongabay.comIndian embassy in Madagascar becomes first to go fully solar  Mongabay.com

Madagascar moves to reopen domestic trade in non-precious timber - Mongabay.comMadagascar moves to reopen domestic trade in non-precious timber  Mongabay.com

Madagascar is breaking up to form smaller islands - World Economic ForumMadagascar is breaking up to form smaller islands  World Economic Forum

Madagascar Key Message Update: Below average rainfall compromises the beginning of rice plantation in Southern Highlands - Madagascar - ReliefWebMadagascar Key Message Update: Below average rainfall compromises the beginning of rice plantation in Southern Highlands - Madagascar  ReliefWeb

In a first, Indian community in Madagascar comes together to help build schools - BW BusinessworldIn a first, Indian community in Madagascar comes together to help build schools  BW Businessworld

Southern Madagascar faces drought-driven hunger, threatening millions - Madagascar - ReliefWebSouthern Madagascar faces drought-driven hunger, threatening millions - Madagascar  ReliefWeb

Humanitarian disaster: Clay quelling hunger in famine-hit Madagascar - WIONHumanitarian disaster: Clay quelling hunger in famine-hit Madagascar  WION

Rising hunger in drought-stricken southern Madagascar forcing families to eat insects: WFP - UN NewsRising hunger in drought-stricken southern Madagascar forcing families to eat insects: WFP  UN News

Madagascar minister calls protected areas a 'failure,' seeks people-centric approach - Mongabay.comMadagascar minister calls protected areas a 'failure,' seeks people-centric approach  Mongabay.com

IOM, Partners, Support Madagascar Government to Return Stranded Vulnerable Migrant Workers - Madagascar - ReliefWebIOM, Partners, Support Madagascar Government to Return Stranded Vulnerable Migrant Workers - Madagascar  ReliefWeb

A 'crazy beast' that coexisted with dinosaurs discovered from Madagascar - Mongabay.comA 'crazy beast' that coexisted with dinosaurs discovered from Madagascar  Mongabay.com

Madagascar introduces stoves that burn rice husks instead of forests - Mongabay.comMadagascar introduces stoves that burn rice husks instead of forests  Mongabay.com

Madagascar's president promotes unproven herbal cure for COVID-19 - Mongabay.comMadagascar's president promotes unproven herbal cure for COVID-19  Mongabay.com

How lack of tourism is affecting wildlife conservation in Madagascar - National GeographicHow lack of tourism is affecting wildlife conservation in Madagascar  National Geographic

Rosewood conservation: a success story from Madagascar - UN EnvironmentRosewood conservation: a success story from Madagascar  UN Environment

U.S. Government Provides $100 Million to Improve Food Security in South and Southeastern Madagascar - Madagascar - ReliefWebU.S. Government Provides $100 Million to Improve Food Security in South and Southeastern Madagascar - Madagascar  ReliefWeb

IOM Madagascar Annual Report 2019 - Madagascar - ReliefWebIOM Madagascar Annual Report 2019 - Madagascar  ReliefWeb

As minister and activists trade barbs, Madagascar's forests burn - Mongabay.comAs minister and activists trade barbs, Madagascar's forests burn  Mongabay.com

Madagascar Takes Control of Carrier After Air Austral’s Exit - BloombergQuintMadagascar Takes Control of Carrier After Air Austral’s Exit  BloombergQuint

Madagascar’s endangered lemurs are being killed during pandemic lockdowns - National GeographicMadagascar’s endangered lemurs are being killed during pandemic lockdowns  National Geographic

Bug bites: Edible insect production ramps up quickly in Madagascar - Mongabay.comBug bites: Edible insect production ramps up quickly in Madagascar  Mongabay.com

Madagascar Food Security Outlook, August 2020 - Madagascar - ReliefWebMadagascar Food Security Outlook, August 2020 - Madagascar  ReliefWeb

“The Rivals,” by Andrea Lee - The New Yorker“The Rivals,” by Andrea Lee  The New Yorker

How do red-fronted lemurs behave? Candid Animal Cam is in Madagascar - Mongabay.comHow do red-fronted lemurs behave? Candid Animal Cam is in Madagascar  Mongabay.com

Gender-focused economic models of climate resilience in Madagascar - Madagascar - ReliefWebGender-focused economic models of climate resilience in Madagascar - Madagascar  ReliefWeb

Madagascar: Heavy Rains, Floods and Landslides - Operation Update 2, n° MDRMG016 (16 September 2020) - Madagascar - ReliefWebMadagascar: Heavy Rains, Floods and Landslides - Operation Update 2, n° MDRMG016 (16 September 2020) - Madagascar  ReliefWeb

Madagascar President launches `herbal cure` for COVID-19 - WIONMadagascar President launches `herbal cure` for COVID-19  WION

Scientists say Madagascar is breaking up into smaller islands - QuartzScientists say Madagascar is breaking up into smaller islands  Quartz

Madagascar experiments with drones for its massive reforestation effort - Mongabay.comMadagascar experiments with drones for its massive reforestation effort  Mongabay.com

Telma and Ericsson launch commercial 5G services in Madagascar - EricssonTelma and Ericsson launch commercial 5G services in Madagascar  Ericsson

A fire and a firing: Double whammy for Madagascar environmental regulator - Mongabay.comA fire and a firing: Double whammy for Madagascar environmental regulator  Mongabay.com

Republic of Madagascar : Request for Disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Madagascar - International Monetary FundRepublic of Madagascar : Request for Disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Madagascar  International Monetary Fund

Focus - In southern Madagascar, people are dying of hunger - FRANCE 24Focus - In southern Madagascar, people are dying of hunger  FRANCE 24

Coronavirus: Madagascar pursues clinical trials of injectable remedy - The Africa ReportCoronavirus: Madagascar pursues clinical trials of injectable remedy  The Africa Report

Madagascar: Tropical Cyclone Belna DREF Operation n° MDRMG0155 Final Report - Madagascar - ReliefWebMadagascar: Tropical Cyclone Belna DREF Operation n° MDRMG0155 Final Report - Madagascar  ReliefWeb

Ex-Wall Street 'quant' wields data to replant charred Madagascar rainforests - Mongabay.comEx-Wall Street 'quant' wields data to replant charred Madagascar rainforests  Mongabay.com

Podcast: Lemur love and award-winning plant passion in Madagascar - Mongabay.comPodcast: Lemur love and award-winning plant passion in Madagascar  Mongabay.com

'WHO commends Madagascar's fight against COVID-19' - Anadolu Agency'WHO commends Madagascar's fight against COVID-19'  Anadolu Agency

In Madagascar, revived environmental crime hotline leads to tortoise bust - Mongabay.comIn Madagascar, revived environmental crime hotline leads to tortoise bust  Mongabay.com

Madagascar: Authorities must drop spurious charges against environmental activist - Amnesty InternationalMadagascar: Authorities must drop spurious charges against environmental activist  Amnesty International

Welcome to FIFA.com News - Football strikes its place in Madagascar - FIFA.comWelcome to FIFA.com News - Football strikes its place in Madagascar  FIFA.com

Locals eat white clay mixture as famine hits southern Madagascar - Africanews EnglishLocals eat white clay mixture as famine hits southern Madagascar  Africanews English

Solar energy is Madagascar’s key to boosting electricity in rural areas - The Africa ReportSolar energy is Madagascar’s key to boosting electricity in rural areas  The Africa Report

Grasslands claim their ground in Madagascar - Mongabay.comGrasslands claim their ground in Madagascar  Mongabay.com

Late Cretaceous bird from Madagascar reveals unique development of beaks - Nature.comLate Cretaceous bird from Madagascar reveals unique development of beaks  Nature.com

A multimillennial climatic context for the megafaunal extinctions in Madagascar and Mascarene Islands - Science AdvancesA multimillennial climatic context for the megafaunal extinctions in Madagascar and Mascarene Islands  Science Advances

Madagascar: Food Insecurity Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) Operation n° MDRGM017 - Madagascar - ReliefWebMadagascar: Food Insecurity Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) Operation n° MDRGM017 - Madagascar  ReliefWeb

Bitter reminders of colonialism remain as Madagascar celebrates 60 years of independence - FRANCE 24 EnglishBitter reminders of colonialism remain as Madagascar celebrates 60 years of independence  FRANCE 24 English

Madagascar: Why Giant Island Run by Former DJ May Have a Future as French Data Processing Hub - Sputnik InternationalMadagascar: Why Giant Island Run by Former DJ May Have a Future as French Data Processing Hub  Sputnik International

Madagascar is partially reopening to travelers this week - Lonely Planet Travel NewsMadagascar is partially reopening to travelers this week  Lonely Planet Travel News

As visitors vanish, Madagascar's protected areas suffer a 'devastating' blow - Mongabay.comAs visitors vanish, Madagascar's protected areas suffer a 'devastating' blow  Mongabay.com

Madagascar: A Cornucopia of Beauty - The New York TimesMadagascar: A Cornucopia of Beauty  The New York Times

Madagascar: Drought and COVID-19 push 1.5 million people to the brink - Madagascar - ReliefWebMadagascar: Drought and COVID-19 push 1.5 million people to the brink - Madagascar  ReliefWeb

The riddle of Madagascar's megafauna extinction just got trickier - Mongabay.comThe riddle of Madagascar's megafauna extinction just got trickier  Mongabay.com

Madagascar Country Office: Covid-19 response (14 May to 31 May 2020) - Madagascar - ReliefWebMadagascar Country Office: Covid-19 response (14 May to 31 May 2020) - Madagascar  ReliefWeb

Madagascar: Spike in COVID casts doubt on miracle remedy - The Africa ReportMadagascar: Spike in COVID casts doubt on miracle remedy  The Africa Report

Madagascar's top court criticizes government handling of mining project - Mongabay.comMadagascar's top court criticizes government handling of mining project  Mongabay.com