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For Lemurs, Indulging In A Spot Of "Stink-Flirting" Is The Way To A Female's Heart

Living on an island and existing in isolation can cause all sorts of bizarre behavior, especialy if there's no one else to compare just how weird you are with. For lemurs, which only inhabit the island of Madagascar, this is often demonstrably true. The latest in a long line of strange habits resear

IFLSCIENCE - 2017-11-20 15:28:00

Madagascar's plague victims are escaping hospitals

Hospital patients in Madagascar suffering from the plague are running away from hospitals because they are scared of needles and aren't used to hospital treatment. Security guards at the Central Anti-Plague Hospital in Ambohimindra, are tasked with keeping patients in as well as making sure those ar

NEW YORK POST - 2017-11-20 20:23:07

Is AFCON qualifier postponement good news for Nigeria?

On Thursday, the Confederation of African Football approved a proposal by Amaju Pinnick, President of the Nigerian Football Federation, to postpone March's Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers involving the continent's five World Cup representatives. Among the fixtures to be rescheduled are Nigeria's aw

ESPNFC.COM - 2017-11-20 12:17:00

Does Madagascar's Vanilla Industry Have a Sweet Future?

The secrets behind your spice rack: Explore the untold stories of your favorite holiday flavors as OZY uncovers A Dash of Truth in this original series. Nathaniel Delafield got to Madagascar in the midst of a languid vanilla market. It was 2005, and it had been two years since the cost of vanilla ha

OZY - 2017-11-20 05:13:57

How Madagascar Took Control Of Its Plague Outbreak

In early autumn, it became clear that something was not right in Madagascar. The country often sees small outbreaks of the bubonic plague, which comes from an infection spread by a flea bite. The disease is now easily treatable with antibiotics. But this time, the number of cases was growing quickly

NPR - 2017-11-19 12:00:03

'It's not possible to eradicate plague', scientists warn

(London Daily Mail) The deadly plague will never be eradicated, scientists have warned amid fears the situation in Madagascar is spiralling out of control. At least 171 people have died in the country off the coast of Africa's 'worst outbreak in 50 years' and 2,119 have been infected, World Health

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Madagascar Plague Outbreak: External Situation Report #11 - 17 November 2017

WHO continues to support the Ministry of Public Health and other national authorities in Madagascar to monitor and respond to the outbreak of plague. From 6 to 15 November 2017, 149 probable (12) and suspect (137) cases of plague were reported to WHO. The date of onset of the last case of bubonic pl

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Top 10 wildlife safari destinations around the world

Head for the Antarctic Peninsula to spot Adelie penguins. (Durk Talsma/Thinkstock) Ring-tailed lemur are just some of the wildlife spotted in Madagascar. (Courtesy Romet6) Baobabs are illuminated by the sunset in Madagascar. (Courtesy Dennis VDW) Sri Lanka's Udawalawe National Park was created to pr

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Egypt's Amr Fahmy is Caf's new General Secretary

Egypt's Amr Fahmy has been appointed as the General Secretary of the Confederation of African Football in Caf executive meeting held on Thursday in Morocco. The 34-year-old graduate of Fifa Master program in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport replaces Hicham El Amrani of Morocco, who resigned a

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Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar: A chance to see rare lemur and exotic wildlife

How cute are we in a tree? A couple of cute bamboo lemurs in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. It's taken two long days of driving, on often-suspect roads, to reach Ranomafana National Park, from Madagascar's west. The previous afternoon, as we began climbing into the eastern part of the central

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Pine Bluff resident participates in SAU play, reading

Eboni Edwards of Pine Bluff is performing in "Madagascar - A Musical Adventure," and recently participated in a climate change reading at Southern Arkansas University at Magnolia. Edwards, a sophomore performing arts theatre major, plays King Julien in "Madagascar" at SAU's Harton Theatre. The final

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Good news: Madagascar hasn't seen a new plague case in 3 weeks

Of all the public health stories I've covered in the past few years, the plague epidemic that's been brewing in Madagascar since the summer frightened me most. While the Indian Ocean island battles plague outbreaks every year, this one, which began about four months ago, was much larger than usual

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List of the Best Luxury Hotels in Madagascar

Before you go, check out our Ultimate List of Best Luxury Hotels in Madagascar for recommendations that include rates, locations, and great reviews. This article will help you with your stay! Browse through our best hotel finds in these top cities that cover: Antananarivo, Madagascar | Toamasina, Ma

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Nigerian women become first African bobsled team to qualify for Olympics

Seun Adigun crouched slightly as she stared down the bobsled track in Calgary this week. Perhaps envisioning that she was about to make history for an entire continent, the Nigerian bobsled driver flipped her face guard down and waited for the starting signal. Steve Mostyn, Democratic megadonor and

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Bubonic plague ravages Madagascar

Since August 1, 171 people have died in Madagascar after becoming infected with a virulent strain of bubonic plague. As of November 10, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are 2,119 confirmed cases of people infected in Madagascar. While the rate of infection has declined, the WH

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These ring-tailed lemurs raise a 'stink' when they flirt with potential mates

Credit: Devin Sturgeon/University of Toronto A U of T Scarborough study finds that a unique ritual performed by male ring-tailed lemurs may come at a significant physical cost, but it could help their chances in securing a mate. "Stink-flirting displays are done more often by dominant males," say

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Madagascar: Plague Epidemic - Joint Situation Report No. 5 as of 16 November 2017

Download PDF (1.28 MB) This report is published under the coordination of the National Office for Risk and Disaster Management (BNGRC), with input from all relevant Ministries and the Humanitarian Country Team, which includes the United Nations System in Madagascar. It covers the period until 13 Nov

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New BLACK DEATH Plague Strain can Kill 'in just 3 HOURS' as Lethal Disease goes 'airborne'

Outbreak of "Black Death" described as "worst in 50 years" as numbers of recorded cases soar The disease has already killed more than 171 people in Madagascar alone, with thousands more confirmed cases across the east African country. Malawi became the 10th neighbouring nation to be placed on high a

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KU representative presents on opportunities in Peace Corps

In celebration of International Education Week, the College of Education and the Education Student Council hosted a presentation on Peace Corps opportunities for education students.April Matthews, Peace Corps representative from the University of Kansas, gave a presentation about her time as a volun

KANSAS STATE COLLEGIAN

Thanksgiving Day Parade, new Yards Taproom, and other things to do in Philadelphia Nov. 17 to 23

The nation's oldest Thanksgiving parade (take that, New York) is back. Among this year's floats are Clifford the Big Red Dog, Daniel Tiger, Strawberry Shortcake, and the Penguins of Madagascar 2; special guests include Mickey and Minnie Mouse and Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. The parade kicks off at 2

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER