Dec 19, 2012
Madagascar must combat poverty to eradicate slavery, UN independent expert urges
"Human rights cannot thrive in an environment of extreme poverty," the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, Gulnara Shahinian, stated in a news release at the end of her first-ever visit to the African country.
NDSU Graduate Travelling to Madagascar
William Shakespeare once said, "Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them." For Bailey Benson, a recent graduate who majored in hospitality and tourism management, that greatness has been with her since the start and she will now have the opportunity to deliver that greatness ... (more)
Background Notes : Madagascar
PROFILE Geography Area: 592,800 sq. km. . Cities: Capital --Antananarivo . Other cities --Antsirabe , Mahajanga , Toamasina .
The turning of the bones happens only every seven years, and it is happening today.
Madagascar is an independent island republic with a democratic government which lies in the Indian Ocean and forms part of the Indian Ocean Islands group associated with Africa.