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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Madagascar's fast internet is a luxury [The Morning Call] - africanews

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Madagascar's fast internet is a luxury [The Morning Call]
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Madagascar is ranked among one of the world's poorest countries. But it has faster internet connectivity than in the UK, France and Canada. A recent report revealed that it has the fastest internet speed in Africa, beating countries like Kenya and ...



X Factor winner Matt Terry out to make Madagascar the Musical a ... - Lancashire Telegraph

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X Factor winner Matt Terry out to make Madagascar the Musical a ...
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HE proved that he was king of X Factor and now Matt Terry is out to show that he's also the King of the Jungle!
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X Factor winner Matt Terry out to make Madagascar the Musical a roaring successThe Bolton News

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Madagascar's vanilla prices expected to stay sweet - Business Day

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Madagascar's vanilla prices expected to stay sweet
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Antananarivo — Madagascar's vanilla producers expect prices to remain high during the 2018-2019 season but they will not match the record levels the luxury spice reached in 2017. Nearly halfway through the harvest of green vanilla beans that runs from ...



Madagascar proposes paying illegal loggers to audit or buy their rosewood - Mongabay.com

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Madagascar proposes paying illegal loggers to audit or buy their rosewood
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Nobody knows just how much rosewood Madagascar's timber barons have hidden away in caches throughout the country. Buried in the sand, sunken in rivers, or tucked away in remote, walled compounds, these illicit stockpiles are thought to be worth tens or ...



Vanilla Vigilante Farmers in Madagascar Take Matters Into their Own Hands - Voice of America

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Vanilla Vigilante Farmers in Madagascar Take Matters Into their Own Hands
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The island of Madagascar, on the east coast of Southern Africa, produces half of the world's natural vanilla. But as this year's season for the valuable crop begins, theft and even murder are becoming rampant. Some farmers say they aren't going to take ...

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Andry Rajoelina plans political comeback in Madagascar - Deutsche Welle

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Andry Rajoelina plans political comeback in Madagascar
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That's why I created the IEM (Initiative for the Emergence of Madagascar), which brings together international and national experts to seek a concrete solution for Madagascar's development. Life taught me a lot and I am now ready to take on this ...



Those Adorable Lemurs of Madagascar? They Are on the Edge of Extinction - Fortune

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Those Adorable Lemurs of Madagascar? They Are on the Edge of Extinction
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If you enjoyed the comic, cuddly lemurs in the Madagascar movies—the cartoon ones who like to move it, move it—you might be interested to know that their real-world counterparts are the most likely mammals to go extinct next. That's according to an ...
The endangered species list: counting lemurs in MadagascarThe Conversation CA

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Madagascar hissing cockroaches: A perfect classroom pet - Arizona Daily Sun

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Madagascar hissing cockroaches: A perfect classroom pet
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As we face Flagstaff's distressingly early start of school this week, let me attempt to be positive about it: Kids have the opportunity to meet their classroom pets. If teachers have Madagascar hissing cockroaches, their students are lucky because ...



Graphite mine in Madagascar achieves nameplate production - MINING.com

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Graphite mine in Madagascar achieves nameplate production
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The Graphmada Large Flake Graphite Mine in eastern Madagascar is processing 500 tonnes per month, says owner Bass Metals in a news statement released Wednesday. The plant reached and sustained 25 tonnes per hour feed rate at an average head ...



Madagascar: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of July 2018) - Reliefweb

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Madagascar: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of July 2018)
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Overview. About 1.26 million people are expected to be severely food insecure in the Grand Sud and Grand Sud-Est regions of Madagascar between July and September 2018, according to the results of the Integrated Phase Classification food insecurity ...