Madagascar

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

Antananarivo

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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 has implemented the recommendations of the IMF's Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS) by publishing critical data through ...



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They join Venice regulars including South Africa and Egypt.



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A swooping scream comes from above. The call of the indri sounds like an angry whale: haunting and very loud.



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English Situation Report on Madagascar about Agriculture, Food and Nutrition and Drought; published on 30 Apr 2019 by FEWS NET.



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UNICEF-trained Mother Leaders are helping to break the cycle of poverty by providing support and resources to moms and children in Madagascar.



Madagascar's opposition leader breaks silence on referendum - africanewsMadagascar's opposition leader breaks silence on referendum  africanews

A statement from the government said '' holding all the parliamentary elections and this constitutional referendum avoids exorbitant expenses ''.



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The country's president has a poor environmental record, raising concerns over the preservation of Madagascar's iconic biodiversity.



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#MySkirtMyRight: Women in Madagascar fight sexism and victim-shaming by the government - Global Voices#MySkirtMyRight: Women in Madagascar fight sexism and victim-shaming by the government  Global Voices

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Madagascar has postponed the constitutional referendum that was to be held on May 27.President Andry Rajoelina decided on Thursday to delay the vote due ...



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Madagascar Food Security Outlook Update, April 2019 - Madagascar - ReliefWebMadagascar Food Security Outlook Update, April 2019 - Madagascar  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Madagascar about Agriculture, Food and Nutrition, Drought and Insect Infestation; published on 30 Apr 2019 by FEWS NET.



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Follow international news through our Observers' amateur images and eyewitness testimony. All the *content* is verified and explained by our journalists.



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Madagascar coach Nicolas Dupuis has ruled out bringing in any new players ahead of their debut at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.



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English Situation Report on Madagascar about Contributions, Coordination, Children, Women, Drought, Epidemic and more; published on 31 Mar 2019 by ...



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April 25, 2019 marks the fourth Africa Pretrial Detention Day. A day to raise awareness of the plight of thousands of people who are held in detention in police ...



Madagascar Preparedness Quarterly update, January-March 2019 - Madagascar - ReliefWebMadagascar Preparedness Quarterly update, January-March 2019 - Madagascar  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Madagascar about Coordination and Logistics and Telecommunications; published on 23 Apr 2019 by Logistics Cluster and WFP.



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An 18-year-old from Gorham who will graduate Saturday from the University of Southern Maine says he's preparing to fulfill a childhood dream. Sam Matey, 18 ...



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President Andry Rajoelina of Madagascar has urged the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) to partner with the government in its effort to make the country ...



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On a ring-shaped reef in the Indian Ocean, a species of bird evolved to be flightless — twice. Hundreds of thousands of years ago, white-throated rails ...



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Weather *service* Accuweather has confirmed that Cyclone Kenneth has made landfall in northern Mozambique. ''The dangerous cyclone made landfall in Cabo ...



"We could not plant anything at all" - UNICEF"We could not plant anything at all"  UNICEF

Children in southern Madagascar face chronic malnutrition after years of drought.



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Pakistan, Madagascar and the other first-timers at the Venice Biennale - Financial TimesPakistan, Madagascar and the other first-timers at the Venice Biennale  Financial Times

Debuting alongside Ghana at the 58th Venice Biennale will be the Pakistan, Madagascar, Malaysia and Dominican Republic pavilions. The focal point of Naiza ...



Poachers threaten precious Madagascar forest and lemurs - RapplerPoachers threaten precious Madagascar forest and lemurs  Rappler

Madagascar's 9 million hectares of forests are shrinking each year by between 50000 and 100000 hectares. A football field is roughly one hectare.



Performers of all abilities move it, move it in Madagascar musical - New Zealand HeraldPerformers of all abilities move it, move it in Madagascar musical  New Zealand Herald

Sisters Amber and Anna Stevenson are enthusiastic dancers and performers – but it's rare they get to share the limelight. Now, they're among 41 Kiwi kids ...



Stop measles : Vaccinating the hardest-to-reach children in Madagascar - Madagascar - ReliefWebStop measles : Vaccinating the hardest-to-reach children in Madagascar - Madagascar  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Madagascar about Health, Children and Epidemic; published on 29 Apr 2019 by Save the Children.



Incredible Portraits of the Animals of Madagascar - My Modern MetIncredible Portraits of the Animals of Madagascar  My Modern Met

Incredible portraits of wildlife in Madagascar by Ben Simon Rehn highlight the beautiful diversity of the animals that live on this island.



Scientists appeal to Rajoelina to protect Madagascar's biodiversity - Africa TimesScientists appeal to Rajoelina to protect Madagascar's biodiversity  Africa Times

Scientists from across the globe are placing some pressure on President Andry Rajoelina of Madagascar to ensure he makes biodiversity conservation a priority ...



Zambia : President Edgar Lungu appoints Katele Kalumba to Head the Electoral Observer Mission in Madagascar - Lusaka TimesZambia : President Edgar Lungu appoints Katele Kalumba to Head the Electoral Observer Mission in Madagascar  Lusaka Times

Lusaka - Zambia: President Edgar Lungu has appointed former Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Katele Kalumba, as Alternate Head of SADC Electoral Observer ...



International agreements fail to protect Madagascar's rosewood trees • Earth.com - Earth.comInternational agreements fail to protect Madagascar's rosewood trees • Earth.com  Earth.com

Much of the rosewood poached in Madagascar is exported to China or other friendly locations where it is made into furniture to be sold for high prices.



Experts warn of 'last chance' to save Madagascar's biodiversity - Sustainability TimesExperts warn of 'last chance' to save Madagascar's biodiversity  Sustainability Times

Scientists from across the world have joined forces to protect Madagascar's biodiversity in an appeal for President Andry Rajoelina to act.



Madagascar's Jews aim for converts! - Jewish NewsMadagascar's Jews aim for converts!  Jewish News

One of the world's newest and smallest communities is looking to expand by helping people fin d their 'true roots'



New Singapore Zoo exhibit features Madagascar's top predator, the fossa - The Straits TimesNew Singapore Zoo exhibit features Madagascar's top predator, the fossa  The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Zoo's latest exhibit features a pair of fossas (pronounced foo-sas), an animal that many may draw comparisons to a cat, dog or ...



After Major Poaching Bust in Madagascar, N.H. 'Turtle Artist' Swings into Action - New Hampshire Public RadioAfter Major Poaching Bust in Madagascar, N.H. 'Turtle Artist' Swings into Action  New Hampshire Public Radio

Matt Patterson doesn't have long hair, and he's not big into exercise. And yet, he's always wearing a bandana—one he designed himself. “This is a northeast.



The Pirate Cemetery of Madagascar, The Resting Place of Worlds Notorious Pirates - The Vintage NewsThe Pirate Cemetery of Madagascar, The Resting Place of Worlds Notorious Pirates  The Vintage News

During the Golden Age of Piracy in the 17th and 18th century, no ship was safe from various buccaneers, corsairs and sea marauders who amassed.



Masters of Camouflage: Riverbanks helps sustain geckos found in Madagascar - WIS10Masters of Camouflage: Riverbanks helps sustain geckos found in Madagascar  WIS10

While you may not see them jumping on exhibit, the ones you do see usually stick themselves to the glass, and they've become fan favorites.



Get ready to explore “Madagascar, Africa’s Land of Ghosts: Part One” with new lecture series - times-advocate.comGet ready to explore “Madagascar, Africa’s Land of Ghosts: Part One” with new lecture series  times-advocate.com

The next lecture in a new series presented by the California Center for the Arts, Escondido and EcoLife Conservation happens on Tuesday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m..



Flightless bird reappears 10,000 years after extinction - NEWS.com.auFlightless bird reappears 10,000 years after extinction  NEWS.com.au

An extinct bird has risen from the dead thanks to a rare evolutionary process, according to new research.



Forget anti-vaxxers. Bring vaccines to parents who desperately want them. | Opinion - Philly.comForget anti-vaxxers. Bring vaccines to parents who desperately want them. | Opinion  Philly.com

With all the outrage aimed at so-called anti-vaxxers for causing the current U.S. measles outbreak, it's easy to overlook the fact that the vast majority of measles ...



Harvard grad searches for knowledge in what lemurs leave behind - Harvard GazetteHarvard grad searches for knowledge in what lemurs leave behind  Harvard Gazette

Harvard College senior Camille DeSisto's love of the environment took her around the world to Madagascar's tropical forests.



Harambee Stars to play Madagascar and Gambia in preparation for 2019 Afcon - Goal.comHarambee Stars to play Madagascar and Gambia in preparation for 2019 Afcon  Goal.com

The Kenyan national team will pitch camp in France in readiness for the tournament that will kick off on June 21 in Egypt.



Singapore Zoo features Madagascar's top predator - Asean+ - The Star OnlineSingapore Zoo features Madagascar's top predator - Asean+  The Star Online

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How the battle against measles varies around the world - Science NewsHow the battle against measles varies around the world  Science News

The World Health Organization's goal was lofty but achievable: eliminate measles from five of the world's six regions by 2020. But recent outbreaks — even in ...



Deutsche Post DHL Group, UNDP and OCHA boost natural disaster preparedness at Madagascar's Toamasina International Airport - EIN NewsDeutsche Post DHL Group, UNDP and OCHA boost natural disaster preparedness at Madagascar's Toamasina International Airport  EIN News

Deutsche Post DHL Group (www.DPDHL.com), the leading mail and logistics company, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) country office and ...



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Threats might eradicate plants before we learn of their medicinal properties.



Dallas Zoo Shows Off New Crested Coua Chick With Unique Markings - CBS Dallas / Fort WorthDallas Zoo Shows Off New Crested Coua Chick With Unique Markings  CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – It looks like graffiti or some sort of traffic warning sign… but it's just a part of the natural anatomy of a chick recently born at the Dallas ...



Madagascar's Pavilion At Venice Biennale Sheds Light On Forgotten Night - AFROWAYMadagascar's Pavilion At Venice Biennale Sheds Light On Forgotten Night  AFROWAY

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Preventable diseases in Madagascar: Low immunization coverage has left Madagascar highly vulnerable to public health epidemics.



Malaria outbreak in Betroka, Madagascar - Outbreak News TodayMalaria outbreak in Betroka, Madagascar  Outbreak News Today

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Serbia looks to strengthen cooperation with Madagascar - B92Serbia looks to strengthen cooperation with Madagascar  B92

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Nearly 1,000 Madagascar children dead of measles since October: WHO - ReutersNearly 1,000 Madagascar children dead of measles since October: WHO  Reuters

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French influence raises issue of decolonisation in Madagascar - Financial TimesFrench influence raises issue of decolonisation in Madagascar  Financial Times

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Russian Operatives Offered Money to Multiple Madagascar Presidential Candidates – BBC - The Moscow TimesRussian Operatives Offered Money to Multiple Madagascar Presidential Candidates – BBC  The Moscow Times

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Teenager admits to stealing geriatric lemur from a California zoo - The GuardianTeenager admits to stealing geriatric lemur from a California zoo  The Guardian

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