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Madagascar cyclone six claims lives as winds batter island
Cyclone Batsirai devastates areas of Madagascar with several death and thousands made homeless by 200 km/h winds and heavy rain
Madagascar minister swims 12 hours to shore after helicopter crash
Police Minister Serge Gellé was one of two survivors. Two other people are missing, feared dead.
Torrential rain triggers deadly flooding in Madagascar
The tropical nation is in the midst of an intense six-month rainy season that can be deadly.
Madagascar's last erotic sculptor
On this edition of Inspire Africa, Jerry Bambi explores erotic funerary art amongst the Sakalava people in Madagascar.
Warding off famine in drought-prone Madagascar with EU aid
Madagascar is in the grip of harsh climate change and after five years of extreme drought in the south it's now enduring a chronic food crisis.
Soaring prices of vanilla affecting Madagascar farmers
Soaring prices for Madagascar's vanilla should have been good news for farmers but now, because thieves stole many crops last year, it's now a stressing and worrying, taking matters into their own hands
The Romanian who is seeking asylum in Africa
He's not your typical asylum seeker, but Radu Mazare says he is simply trying to escape political persecution in his home country of Romania.
Tropical storm 'Eliakim' kills 17 in Madagascar
At least 17 people died when a tropical storm hit eastern Madagascar over the weekend, authorities said.
Madagascar wants to become an ICT hub
Madagascar wants to capitalise on its booming information and communication technologies sector.
Energy diversification in Madagascar
Authorities want to upgrade energy production and distribution in Madagascar, where less than one in five people have access to electricity.
Madagascar's oil potential
Convinced of its oil potential, Madagascar wants to draw foreign investors to the island.
Vanilla prices soar in Madagascar
The soaring prices of the commodity has fostered a highly lucrative enviroment leading to the rise of cartels and unscrupulous traders.
CAF's surprise new president no stranger to scandal
Ahead of candidates from powerhouse nations Madagascar's Ahmad Ahmad wins election for new CAF president.
Madagascar: reintegration centre gives young people fresh start
In Ambohidratimo, a town some 15 kilometres from the Madagascan capital, a reintegration centre receives 150 children and teenagers night and day.
Madagascar opens up national parks in bid to boost eco-tourism
Target Madagascar continues this week in the south west of the island, in one of Madagascar’s 43 national nature reserves.
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 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
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.
Toamasina: the economic heart of Madagascar
Madagascar’s Port of Toamasina, the economic heart of the country.
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Madagascar's President to finance future by using resources
Seven years ago Madagascar was rocked by violence as a political coup turned bloody.
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 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
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
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
Madagascar crowd burn alive two Europeans over 'organ trafficking'
A crowd burnt two Europeans alive in Madagascar amid suspicions they had killed a local boy, police said. Witnesses said the two men – one of whom