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Nanaimo Daily News
Special court in Madagascar approves election of new leader, rejects recount demands
A court in Madagascar has confirmed the presidential election victory of Hery Rajaonarimampianina, a candidate who was backed by the country's former strongman.
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Sat Mar 08, 2014
Took a photo of this kid when I went on a cruise during January. Beautiful country but extreme poverty.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Taking the Time to Listen
Medair completes the first phase of a long-term project in Madagascar that will bring safe drinking water to more than 125,000 people.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
A Decade of Plague in Mahajanga, Madagascar: Insights into the Global ...
A cluster of human plague cases occurred in the seaport city of Mahajanga, Madagascar, from 1991 to 1999 following 62 years with no evidence of plague, which offered insights into plague pathogen dynamics in an urban environment.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
World Bank Approves Emergency Help to Improve Health and Food Security in Madagascar
"Due to the convergence of several factors , food security has increasingly become a growing daily challenge for the poorest people in mandate called for an emergency action in this sector".
Madagascar seizes Tanzanian ship
Antananarivo - Madagascar authorities have seized a stricken Tanzanian vessel laden with thousands of logs of the rare and precious red ruby coloured rosewood, police said on Wednesday.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
Former Madagascar president rules himself out of PM job
Madagascar's former president and coup leader Andry Rajoelina said on Friday he would not seek to be prime minister, a decision that could ease political rifts that have driven away investors and hurt the economy.
OCHA: An overview of plague in Madagascar
A humanitarian bulletin from OCHA is by far the most detailed account of the current plague outbreak in Madagascar.
Earth & Sky
Waning moon, Saturn and Antares before dawn February 22
Our featured sky chart at the top of this post shows the moon, the planet Saturn and star Antares as they appear from North America before dawn on February 22, 2014.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
In search of Madagascar's 'rosewood mafia'
The illicit trade of a rare tree has resurfaced in Madagascar, a country reeling from corrupt military rule.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
NASA satellite sees a ragged eye develop in Tropical Cyclone Guito
The MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of Tropical Cyclone Guito on Feb. 19 at 1140 UTC/6:40 a.m. EST as it continued moving south through the Mozambique... NASA satellite data was an "eye opener" when it came to Tropical Cyclone 15S, now known as Guito in the Mozambique Channel today, Feb. 19, 2014.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
WFP Strengthens Its Programmes In Madagascar With Support From Switzerland
Geneva / Antananarivo - The United Nations World Food Programme strengthens its programmes aimed to combat food insecurity in Madagascar, particularly through its relief and recovery operation in response to natural disasters.
Fri Feb 14, 2014
A Cursed Land
Southern Madagascar is a land awash in superstition - of witches and reincarnation and haunted bridges where children leap out of the darkness to send cars careening into the abyss.
Thu Feb 13, 2014
Microsoft buys carbon credits from Madagascar rainforest
A Coquerel's Sifaka lemur sits on a bamboo inside the Lemurs Park, a private eco-tourism enterprise which hosts 9 of 49 known lemur species, 22 km from Antananarivo, Madagascar, December 2006.
When will the donor floodgates open for Madagascar?
The ups and downs of Madagascar's political fortunes and crises have been reflected in the often uncertain livelihood and prospects of Vonjiniaina Eliane Rafanomezantsoa, 33. In 2002, during the six-month post-election crisis between presidential contenders Didier Ratsiraka and Marc Ravalomanana , which split the island before it was resolved, the ... (more)
Wed Feb 12, 2014
Madagascar: Tough Challenges Ahead for Madagascar's New President
For five years Madagascar was paralyzed by a political crisis. New president Hery Rajaonarimampianina says he wants to reestablish the rule of law and fight corruption.