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News24.com | Madagascar president confirms bid for second term

President Hery Rajaonarimampianina of Madagascar has officially confirmed he would seek re-election in November, setting the stage for a showdown with his arch-rival, opposition leader and ex-president Andry Rajoelina.[...]

HUMANITARIANNEWS.ORG - 2018-08-17 17:20:00

The Fate of Madagascar's Endangered Rosewoods

In Madagascar, rosewood traders are kingmakers, felling trees - and governments. Going undercover, reporters found how they make millions smuggling the rare bleeding timber to China. Stockpiled rosewood logs for export in the Sava region of Madagascar. Credit: OCCRP Madagascar - sometimes known as t

OCCRP.ORG - 2018-08-17 22:32:00

Madagascar president confirms bid for second term | Daily Nigerian

Madagascar’s President Hery Rajaonarimampianina attends the 28th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and the Government of the African Union in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, January 30, 2017. Picture taken January 30, 2017. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

DAILYNIGERIAN.COM - 2018-08-17 14:30:11

Tiger shark Gurthrude tracked from Mozambique pinged east of Madagascar

Marine speciestracking is providing some fascinating insights into their lives and movements. OCEARCH Org provided a way to study the animals, and it's an interactive activity for animal-lovers. Following them online, anyone who is interested can see the movements of "their" favorite.Gurthrude, an a

BLASTINGNEWS.COM - 2018-08-17 10:27:51

Madagascar: President Hery Rajaonarimampianina Announces his Candidacy for a New Term

At the end of a five-year term of remarkable economic performance, recognized by the largest international organizations, among them the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, the Hery Vaovao ho an'i Madagasikara - “Vital Force for Madagascar” - Party proclaimed its full confidence in Hery

AFRICA-NEWSROOM.COM - 2018-08-17 00:00:00

Eden Lodge Madagascar: Making waves on coastal island | Travel News | eTurboNews

Green Globe recently recertified the award-winning Eden Lodge. Synonymous with combining luxury and sustainable development, Eden Lodge is a member of the Ecoluxury hotel group, a selection of the best eco-lodges in the world. Eden Lodge was the first Green Globe property to be certified in Madagasc

ETURBONEWS.COM - 2018-08-15 21:16:14

Figure of the week: Financial inclusion in Madagascar

Financial access is growing rapidly in Madagascar: From 2014 to 2017, the percent of adults that had a financial account or used mobile money services doubled from 9 percent to 18 percent. However, it is below the 43 percent average for sub-Saharan Africa in 2017. A new edition of theWorld Bank’s Ma

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Review: Madagascar the Musical at The Palace Theatre | I Love Manchester (MCR)

Like Pixar/Disney movies, there has always been much for adults to enjoy in these films – in jokes, references to popular culture, and the well-known actors chosen to voice the zoo animals, including Ben Stiller andFriendsstar David Schwimmer.

ILOVEMANCHESTER.COM

DAG sets sail with Dreamworks' 'Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Jr.'

The show runs 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24 and 25, and 3 p.m. Aug. 26 at The Catherine A. Daly Theatre on the Avenue, 2656 Biddle, Wyandotte. The show, a summer youth theater production, is performed by 5 to 14 year olds.

NEWS-HERALD

Madagascar – Food insecurity (DG ECHO) (ECHO Daily Flash of 15 August 2018)

The situation is highly critical as the above figures are expected to increase as the lean season begins, reaching a peak between November and March, and the overall situation in terms of food security, water availability and under-nutrition is expected to further deteriorate.

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What Is Madagascar Most Famous For?

The island ofMadagascarhas always been referred to as the “eighth continent” because of its isolation from the other continents for several centuries. Madagascar is host of a vast and unusual mixture of exotic flora and fauna. Experts estimate that Madagascar is home to more than 10,000 species of p

WORLDATLAS.COM

CTL summer camp students to bring ‘Madagascar Jr.’ to stage

For the last 17 years, the Community Theatre League, 100 West Third St., has hosted a summer theater camp that runs for five weeks from July to August. Drawing in tons of campers each year, from 4-year-olds up through college students, the camp has one simple goal — to put every kid on stage and let

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10 Interesting Facts About Mauritius

Mauritiusis a 790 square mile nation situated in the Indian Ocean. Mauritius is the 170th largest nation in the world and the 156th most populated, with a population of just over one million people. Despite its relatively low population, Mauritius has the 19thhighest population densityin the world a

WORLDATLAS.COM - 2018-08-16 15:09:00

Mexican Joint Serves Tarantula Tacos, Other 'Exotic Foods'

PROFEPA (the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection), Mexico’s environmental protection agency, inspected the restaurant and found four dead red tarantulas. The agency confiscated the specimens when the restaurant could not provide documentation proving the legal origin of the spiders, the ag

NBC SAN DIEGO - 2018-08-16 22:54:21

Madagascar’s vanilla prices expected to stay sweet

Nearlyhalfway through the harvest of green vanilla beans that runs from July to September, prices have reached $56/kg, 20% higher than prices

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95% of Lemurs are In Danger of Going Extinct

We all love lemurs: they are athletic, nimble and adorable! However, due to increased habitat destruction in Madagascar, the lemur population is rapidly declining, their very lives threatened with extinction because of harmful human activities and behaviors.

LADYFREETHINKER.ORG

Chalice Coral Family Gets New Paraechinophyllia Genus New Species Reef Builders | The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

As the species name implies,P. variabilishas a highly variable growth form which ranges from really flat and spiny like anOxypora, to having well defined and exert corallites like anEchinophyllia. Upon very close examination, only one single microscopic detail was able to distinguish this species ba

REEFBUILDERS.COM - 2018-08-17 11:25:11

World: WaterAid: Wet yet thirsty - in these five countries with high rainfall millions lack access to clean water

Source: WaterAid Country: Liberia, Madagascar, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone, World

HUMANITARIANNEWS.ORG - 2018-08-17 11:10:00

African Leaders Hold Summit for a Conflict-free Africa | Markets Insider

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa,Aug. 16, 2018/PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Â Earlier this month, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the births of former South African PresidentNelson Mandelaand the human rights activist Albertina Sisulu, the 2018 African Leaders of Peace Summit was held at Hilton Hotel in

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2018-08-16 09:00:00

Tibetan sheep carry the plague

One third of China’s sheep population comprises this hardy highland breed, which are reservoirs for the infamous human plague agentYersinia pestis, and local researchers are concerned.

COSMOS - 2018-08-17 00:00:00