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Madagascar drills deep to make most of unused resources

Madagascar is on the verge of an oil and gas revolution, but how will it develop these new sectors of the economy for the benefit of all without ruining the environment?

Madagascar is on the verge of an oil and gas revolution, but how will it develop these new sectors of the economy for the benefit of all without ruining the environment?

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Madagascar takes to mining with wary eye on risks

Madagascar is desperately poor and needs to develop its vast natural resources, but it is also a global ecological treasure house, subject to international scrutiny. Global capital will not invest her

Madagascar is desperately poor and needs to develop its vast natural resources, but it is also a global ecological treasure house, subject to international scrutiny. Global capital will not invest her

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Reunion Island: thousands witness partial eclipse of the sun

The annular solar eclipse was perfectly visible from the French island of Reunion, as well as Madagascar and other locations across Central Africa.

The annular solar eclipse was perfectly visible from the French island of Reunion, as well as Madagascar and other locations across Central Africa.

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Madagascar lawmakers vote to remove president

Madagascar’s parliament has voted to remove President Hery Rajaonarimanpianina from office. It’s thought 121 of 125 lawmakers backed the move

Madagascar’s parliament has voted to remove President Hery Rajaonarimanpianina from office. It’s thought 121 of 125 lawmakers backed the move

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Madagascar floods kill 14 and displace thousands

Floods in Madagascar have killed 14 people and forced more than 21,000 people from their homes in and around the capital Antananarivo. The

Floods in Madagascar have killed 14 people and forced more than 21,000 people from their homes in and around the capital Antananarivo. The

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Locust invasion in Madagascar

Over 40% of Madagascar’s crops could be directly threatened by the spread of locusts, despite various eradication programmes. According to the United

Over 40% of Madagascar’s crops could be directly threatened by the spread of locusts, despite various eradication programmes. According to the United

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Outbreak of the plague in Madagascar kills 40

The World Health Organisation has sounded the alarm over an outbreak of the plague in Madagascar. It says 40 people have died since August, out of

The World Health Organisation has sounded the alarm over an outbreak of the plague in Madagascar. It says 40 people have died since August, out of

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Freeman voices concerns about endangered lemurs in documentary

In ‘Island of Lemurs: Madagascar’, Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman tells the story of the oldest surviving primates, the lemurs. Shot with

In ‘Island of Lemurs: Madagascar’, Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman tells the story of the oldest surviving primates, the lemurs. Shot with

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Beaten Robinson calls for Madagascar presidential recount

The politically volatile Indian ocean island of Madagascar looks set for more uncertainty after the winner of the presidential election was

The politically volatile Indian ocean island of Madagascar looks set for more uncertainty after the winner of the presidential election was

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Madagascar votes in presidential run-off

Madagascar has been voting in round two of a presidential poll, which it is hoped will help one of Africa’s poorest nations emerge from political

Madagascar has been voting in round two of a presidential poll, which it is hoped will help one of Africa’s poorest nations emerge from political

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Madagascar election vote-counting begins

Vote-counting has begun in Madagascar’s first presidential election since the 2009 military-backed takeover. The country hopes it will encourage

Vote-counting has begun in Madagascar’s first presidential election since the 2009 military-backed takeover. The country hopes it will encourage

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Europeans burnt to death in Madagascar over organ trafficking claims

A mob in Madagascar has burnt two Europeans to death amid claims they were involved in organ trafficking for witchcraft. An angry crowd hunted down

A mob in Madagascar has burnt two Europeans to death amid claims they were involved in organ trafficking for witchcraft. An angry crowd hunted down

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Madagascar: Katy Perry visits for UNICEF

Singer Katy Perry took a trip to Madagascar in support of UNICEF to help draw attention to the problems faced by many residents of the island.

Singer Katy Perry took a trip to Madagascar in support of UNICEF to help draw attention to the problems faced by many residents of the island.

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Madagascar gang go wild in Cannes

Europe’s Most Wanted, part three of the wildly successful Madagascar trilogy is screening out of competition at Cannes. Hollywood A-lister Ben

Europe’s Most Wanted, part three of the wildly successful Madagascar trilogy is screening out of competition at Cannes. Hollywood A-lister Ben

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Costa Allegra being towed to Seychelles

There are still over 1,000 passengers onboard the stricken Costa Allegra cruise ship, as it is slowly being towed to the main Seychelles island of

There are still over 1,000 passengers onboard the stricken Costa Allegra cruise ship, as it is slowly being towed to the main Seychelles island of

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The Costa Odyssey of one mother

The cruise ship Costa Allegra, powerless on the Indian Ocean is under tow from a French tuna boat heading for the main island in the Seychelles. It

The cruise ship Costa Allegra, powerless on the Indian Ocean is under tow from a French tuna boat heading for the main island in the Seychelles. It

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Stricken Allegra faces slower journey to dry land

An Italian cruiser left adrift in the Indian Ocean after a power failure is not expected to reach land until Thursday. The Costa Allegra is being

An Italian cruiser left adrift in the Indian Ocean after a power failure is not expected to reach land until Thursday. The Costa Allegra is being

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Disunity in Reunion over cost of living

There has been a second night of violence on the island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean over the high cost of living. St Denis and Port witnessed

There has been a second night of violence on the island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean over the high cost of living. St Denis and Port witnessed

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Ex Madagascar leader denied entry to country

Madagascar’s former president Marc Ravalomanana has failed in his attempt to return home after his plane was refused entry to the country’s airspace

Madagascar’s former president Marc Ravalomanana has failed in his attempt to return home after his plane was refused entry to the country’s airspace

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Army mutiny put down in Madagascar

Soldiers loyal to the president of Madagascar have put down a mutiny at an army barracks in the capital Antananarivo. A group of rebel soldiers had

Soldiers loyal to the president of Madagascar have put down a mutiny at an army barracks in the capital Antananarivo. A group of rebel soldiers had

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Madagascan army rebels warned to surrender

People living in and around a mutinous army base in Madagascar have been warned to leave, as the government prepares to crush a putative

People living in and around a mutinous army base in Madagascar have been warned to leave, as the government prepares to crush a putative

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Madagascar military vows to remove rebel resistance

A group of military officers have revolted as Madagascar held a referendum on a new constitution that called for keeping a coup leader in power

A group of military officers have revolted as Madagascar held a referendum on a new constitution that called for keeping a coup leader in power

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Madagascar military vows to remove rebel resistance

Madagascar’s military leadership has promised to take swift action to crush what appears to be a coup attempt by dissident officers. The rebels say

Madagascar’s military leadership has promised to take swift action to crush what appears to be a coup attempt by dissident officers. The rebels say

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Military 'seizes power' in Madagascar

A group of military officers in Madagascar on Wednesday claimed they have seized power as the country voted on constitutional reform. Madagascar’s

A group of military officers in Madagascar on Wednesday claimed they have seized power as the country voted on constitutional reform. Madagascar’s

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Violence erupts in Madagascar

At least 34 people have been injured in Madagascar during pro-support demonstrations for the country’s former leader. Thousands of protesters for

At least 34 people have been injured in Madagascar during pro-support demonstrations for the country’s former leader. Thousands of protesters for

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New Madagascar president is sworn in

Africa’s newest, and youngest, leader has been sworn in, in a ceremony boycotted by the outside world. The change of power in Madagascar has been

Africa’s newest, and youngest, leader has been sworn in, in a ceremony boycotted by the outside world. The change of power in Madagascar has been