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
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Coronavirus: Madagascar hospitals 'overwhelmed' - BBC NewsCoronavirus: Madagascar hospitals 'overwhelmed'  BBC News

Profiting from Madagascar’s herbal ‘cure’ for Covid: the story behind artemisia - RFI EnglishProfiting from Madagascar’s herbal ‘cure’ for Covid: the story behind artemisia  RFI English

Missionary couple from Sabah die of Covid-19 in Madagascar - MalaysiakiniMissionary couple from Sabah die of Covid-19 in Madagascar  Malaysiakini

Madagascar opens new coronavirus treatment center - Anadolu AgencyMadagascar opens new coronavirus treatment center  Anadolu Agency

Say hello to Madagascar's newest mouse lemur, a pint-sized primate - Mongabay.comSay hello to Madagascar's newest mouse lemur, a pint-sized primate  Mongabay.com

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

19 Indians stranded in Comoros board flight for India - Livemint19 Indians stranded in Comoros board flight for India  Livemint

An export boom threatens to put Madagascar's mud crabs in hot water - Mongabay.comAn export boom threatens to put Madagascar's mud crabs in hot water  Mongabay.com

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UNICEF Madagascar Humanitarian Situation Report Mid-Year 2020 - Madagascar - ReliefWebUNICEF Madagascar Humanitarian Situation Report Mid-Year 2020 - Madagascar  ReliefWeb

Nigeria: Madagascar's herbal drink cannot cure COVID-19 - Anadolu AgencyNigeria: Madagascar's herbal drink cannot cure COVID-19  Anadolu Agency

Risking death and arrest, Madagascar fishers chase dwindling sea cucumbers - Mongabay.comRisking death and arrest, Madagascar fishers chase dwindling sea cucumbers  Mongabay.com

Virus toll surges in Madagascar, land of COVID 'cure' - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostVirus toll surges in Madagascar, land of COVID 'cure' - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Madagascar lawmakers die after contracting coronavirus - Al Jazeera EnglishMadagascar lawmakers die after contracting coronavirus  Al Jazeera English

Thinking Huts launches pilot project to 3D print school in Madagascar - 3DPMNThinking Huts launches pilot project to 3D print school in Madagascar  3DPMN

Endangered and endemic: Madagascar's lemurs susceptible to coronavirus infection - Mongabay.comEndangered and endemic: Madagascar's lemurs susceptible to coronavirus infection  Mongabay.com

Madagascar: Mad about rugby - BoxscoreMadagascar: Mad about rugby  Boxscore

New lemur discovered in Madagascar is already a threatened species - RFI EnglishNew lemur discovered in Madagascar is already a threatened species  RFI English

Madagascar: New mouse lemur species discovered - EurekAlertMadagascar: New mouse lemur species discovered  EurekAlert

World Bank-backed attempt to commercialize Madagascar's beef industry falters - Mongabay.comWorld Bank-backed attempt to commercialize Madagascar's beef industry falters  Mongabay.com

Sabahan missionary couple die of Covid-19 in Madagascar - Daily ExpressSabahan missionary couple die of Covid-19 in Madagascar  Daily Express

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

Madagascar plans to relaunch tourism sector - cgtn.comMadagascar plans to relaunch tourism sector  cgtn.com

Telma Madagascar told to put 5G on hold - Developing TelecomsTelma Madagascar told to put 5G on hold  Developing Telecoms

Bishops of Africa and Madagascar mark annual SECAM Day - Vatican NewsBishops of Africa and Madagascar mark annual SECAM Day  Vatican News

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The World Will Lose Madagascar’s Lemurs Without Action - GizmodoThe World Will Lose Madagascar’s Lemurs Without Action  Gizmodo

Korea Resources looks for buyer for its stake in Madagascar mining JV - Pulse by Maeil Business News Korea - Pulse NewsKorea Resources looks for buyer for its stake in Madagascar mining JV - Pulse by Maeil Business News Korea  Pulse News

The Grand Tour sneakily gives another update on Madagascar special - Metro.co.ukThe Grand Tour sneakily gives another update on Madagascar special  Metro.co.uk

Amada: Madagascar can pull off the impossible - FIFA.comAmada: Madagascar can pull off the impossible  FIFA.com

UPDATE 1-IMF approves $171.9 mln to Madagascar to address COVID-19 pandemic - Reuters IndiaUPDATE 1-IMF approves $171.9 mln to Madagascar to address COVID-19 pandemic  Reuters India

Mikahely, a Vermont musician from Madagascar, sees the beauty in the colors of our skin - Burlington Free PressMikahely, a Vermont musician from Madagascar, sees the beauty in the colors of our skin  Burlington Free Press

The Grand Tour season 4 Madagascar Special gets an update from Amazon Prime - TechRadarThe Grand Tour season 4 Madagascar Special gets an update from Amazon Prime  TechRadar

MADE IN AFRICA: Revitalizing Madagascar's vanilla - cgtn.comMADE IN AFRICA: Revitalizing Madagascar's vanilla  cgtn.com

The flavorful story of vanilla - CBS NewsThe flavorful story of vanilla  CBS News

Wokingham woman is helping fund masks for Madagascar - In Your AreaWokingham woman is helping fund masks for Madagascar  In Your Area

Vanilla Sugar Market Size: Opportunities, Current Trends And Industry Analysis by 2028 | Dhampure Specialty Sugars, PROVA, Solvay, Daila SRL, Bemarivo Vanilla Madagascar, Dr. Oetker, Lorann Oil, Health Garden - The Daily ChronicleVanilla Sugar Market Size: Opportunities, Current Trends And Industry Analysis by 2028 | Dhampure Specialty Sugars, PROVA, Solvay, Daila SRL, Bemarivo Vanilla Madagascar, Dr. Oetker, Lorann Oil, Health Garden  The Daily Chronicle

19 Indians stranded in Comoroas board flight for India - ANI News19 Indians stranded in Comoroas board flight for India  ANI News

Pier M. Larson, Johns Hopkins University history professor and renowned scholar of African history, dies - Baltimore SunPier M. Larson, Johns Hopkins University history professor and renowned scholar of African history, dies  Baltimore Sun

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MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED Clip - Car Chase (2012) Ben Stiller - JoBlo.comMADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED Clip - Car Chase (2012) Ben Stiller  JoBlo.com

France is ready to welcome Indians again* - Condé Nast Traveller IndiaFrance is ready to welcome Indians again*  Condé Nast Traveller India

This week on "Sunday Morning" (August 2) - CBS NewsThis week on "Sunday Morning" (August 2)  CBS News

Malagasy? Or is it Madagascan? Our research provides the answer - The Conversation AfricaMalagasy? Or is it Madagascan? Our research provides the answer  The Conversation Africa

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

Global Eco Watch: Mauritius declares environmental emergency - Down To Earth MagazineGlobal Eco Watch: Mauritius declares environmental emergency  Down To Earth Magazine

Madagascar: Use of COVID Organics expands - Anadolu AgencyMadagascar: Use of COVID Organics expands  Anadolu Agency

Operation to repatriate stranded Pakistanis completed - The Express TribuneOperation to repatriate stranded Pakistanis completed  The Express Tribune

Madagascar celebrates 60th independence anniversary - Anadolu AgencyMadagascar celebrates 60th independence anniversary  Anadolu Agency

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

Madagascar opens new treatment centers for COVID-19 - Anadolu AgencyMadagascar opens new treatment centers for COVID-19  Anadolu Agency

Madagascar's president endorses herbal drink to combat COVID-19 - Anadolu AgencyMadagascar's president endorses herbal drink to combat COVID-19  Anadolu Agency

WHO calls for clinical trial of Madagascar's virus cure - Anadolu AgencyWHO calls for clinical trial of Madagascar's virus cure  Anadolu Agency

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

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Madagascar imposes lockdown amid rise in COVID-19 cases - Anadolu AgencyMadagascar imposes lockdown amid rise in COVID-19 cases  Anadolu Agency

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

IMF Executive Board Approves a US$ 165.99 Million Disbursement to the Republic of Madagascar to Address the Covid-19 Pandemic - International Monetary FundIMF Executive Board Approves a US$ 165.99 Million Disbursement to the Republic of Madagascar to Address the Covid-19 Pandemic  International Monetary Fund

WHO to study Madagascar's drug to treat COVID-19 - Anadolu AgencyWHO to study Madagascar's drug to treat COVID-19  Anadolu Agency

In Madagascar's capital, pollution threatens an oasis for birds - Mongabay.comIn Madagascar's capital, pollution threatens an oasis for birds  Mongabay.com

Coronavirus: Madagascar minister fired over $2m lollipop order - BBC NewsCoronavirus: Madagascar minister fired over $2m lollipop order  BBC News

Madagascar Country Office: Covid-19 response (12 June 2020) - Madagascar - ReliefWebMadagascar Country Office: Covid-19 response (12 June 2020) - Madagascar  ReliefWeb

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

Madagascar's mysterious, murderous cats identified - Science MagazineMadagascar's mysterious, murderous cats identified  Science Magazine

Madagascar leader urges use of supposed COVID-19 cure - Anadolu AgencyMadagascar leader urges use of supposed COVID-19 cure  Anadolu Agency

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

Coronavirus: Why Madagascar is back under lockdown - The Africa ReportCoronavirus: Why Madagascar is back under lockdown  The Africa Report

After canoe chase, Madagascar authorities seize 144 endangered tortoises - Mongabay.comAfter canoe chase, Madagascar authorities seize 144 endangered tortoises  Mongabay.com

One-two punch of drought, pandemic hits Madagascar's poor and its wildlife - Mongabay.comOne-two punch of drought, pandemic hits Madagascar's poor and its wildlife  Mongabay.com

Insect-munching Madagascar reptile was forerunner of dinosaurs - The Straits TimesInsect-munching Madagascar reptile was forerunner of dinosaurs  The Straits Times

Journalist Critical of Madagascar President Released - VOA NewsJournalist Critical of Madagascar President Released  VOA News

The mystery of Madagascar's forest cats - CNNThe mystery of Madagascar's forest cats  CNN

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

Madagascar Key Message Update: Food access in southern Madagascar is not seasonally improving despite pre-harvest period, May 2020 - Madagascar - ReliefWebMadagascar Key Message Update: Food access in southern Madagascar is not seasonally improving despite pre-harvest period, May 2020 - Madagascar  ReliefWeb

Pregnant women in Madagascar get free transport to hospitals during coronavirus pandemic - CNNPregnant women in Madagascar get free transport to hospitals during coronavirus pandemic  CNN

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

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

Coronavirus: Madagascar President Rajoelina hits out at tonic 'detractors' - BBC NewsCoronavirus: Madagascar President Rajoelina hits out at tonic 'detractors'  BBC News

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

How Madagascar shapes southern Africa's rainfall: climate modeller adds puzzle piece - Climate HomeHow Madagascar shapes southern Africa's rainfall: climate modeller adds puzzle piece  Climate Home

Madagascar experiments with ‘miracle cure’ as virus overwhelms hospitals - Telegraph.co.ukMadagascar experiments with ‘miracle cure’ as virus overwhelms hospitals  Telegraph.co.uk

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

Coronavirus: Caution urged over Madagascar's 'herbal cure' - BBC NewsCoronavirus: Caution urged over Madagascar's 'herbal cure'  BBC News

Madagascar floods: Fears of hunger and malnourishment - Aljazeera.comMadagascar floods: Fears of hunger and malnourishment  Aljazeera.com

Kids' theater group streams live performances this weekend - Record SearchlightKids' theater group streams live performances this weekend  Record Searchlight

Madagascar donates anti-COVID-19 drug to Eq. Guinea - Anadolu AgencyMadagascar donates anti-COVID-19 drug to Eq. Guinea  Anadolu Agency

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

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

Madagascar journalist Arphine Helisoa jailed on false news, incitement allegation - CPJ Press Freedom OnlineMadagascar journalist Arphine Helisoa jailed on false news, incitement allegation  CPJ Press Freedom Online

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 off pace to meet Aichi targets, which is bad news for the world - Mongabay.comMadagascar off pace to meet Aichi targets, which is bad news for the world  Mongabay.com

Unmitigated disaster of possible impending COVID-19 in Madagascar's overcrowded prisons - Amnesty InternationalUnmitigated disaster of possible impending COVID-19 in Madagascar's overcrowded prisons  Amnesty International

Madagascar Emergency Appeal for COVID-19 (June - August 2020) - Madagascar - ReliefWebMadagascar Emergency Appeal for COVID-19 (June - August 2020) - Madagascar  ReliefWeb

Torrential rains, floods kill dozens in Madagascar | Madagascar News - Al Jazeera EnglishTorrential rains, floods kill dozens in Madagascar | Madagascar News  Al Jazeera English

Madagascar Country Office: Covid-19 response (7 July 2020) - Madagascar - ReliefWebMadagascar Country Office: Covid-19 response (7 July 2020) - Madagascar  ReliefWeb

Madagascar remembers Guy Suzon Ramangason, a champion of protected areas - Mongabay.comMadagascar remembers Guy Suzon Ramangason, a champion of protected areas  Mongabay.com

COVID-19 will hurt Madagascar's conservation funding: Q&A with Minister Vahinala Raharinirina - Mongabay.comCOVID-19 will hurt Madagascar's conservation funding: Q&A with Minister Vahinala Raharinirina  Mongabay.com

Coronavirus: Rajoelina’s ‘remedy’ flows freely in Madagascar - The Africa ReportCoronavirus: Rajoelina’s ‘remedy’ flows freely in Madagascar  The Africa Report

Madagascar: People without face masks forced to sweep streets - Al Jazeera EnglishMadagascar: People without face masks forced to sweep streets  Al Jazeera English

Madagascar: Heavy Rains, Floods and Landslides - Operation Update 1, n° MDRMG016 (22 June 2020) - Madagascar - ReliefWebMadagascar: Heavy Rains, Floods and Landslides - Operation Update 1, n° MDRMG016 (22 June 2020) - Madagascar  ReliefWeb