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Madagascar is Opening Up Fresh Waters to Fossil Fuel Interests
At an oil industry event in Houston in September, representatives of Madagascar's government went into auctioneer mode. Their message: "Let the bidding commence!" They had traveled to Texas to announce that Madagascar was opening up a large area of marine territory to oil exploration. None of the 44
Chinese fishing deal makes waves ahead of Madagascar polls
Anakao (Madagascar) (AFP) – The sun glistens on waves lapping against wooden fishing boats as their sails ripple in the breeze coming off the Indian Ocean. Nearby a young man with a diving mask bobs below the water’s surface armed with a stick to lure his catch into a net while also trying to snare
Travel Advice: Large rallies planned for this weekend as Madagascar prepares to vote – avoid crowds, keep low profile
Demonstrations are planned for Antananarivo this weekend as Madagascar prepares to vote in the presidential election run off on Wednesday 19th December. The security situation is tense, as the FCO and the US Embassy warn visitors to keep a low profile and to avoid crowds and rallies.
In Madagascar, costly presidential campaigns don't add up to a better life for citizens
Madagascar’s 2018 presidential elections may turn out to be one of the most expensive per inhabitant in its history. Critics point out that the colossal amount of money spent by various electoral candidates’ campaigns contradicts the small island nation's huge issue with extreme poverty caused by po
Madagascar measles outbreak tops 10,000 cases, Rubella outbreak also reported
In a follow-up on the measles epidemic in Madagascar, the Ministry of Health reports that the number of measles cases in the current outbreak has topped 10,000. According to a Midi-Madagasikara report (computer translated)
Tunisian national abducted by armed group in Madagascar released (Ambassador)
(TAP) - The Tunisian embassy in Addis Ababa has managed to ensure the release of Tunisian Sofiène Omrani, 47, who was abducted last December 8 in Madagascar. "The efforts of the Tunisian embassy were crowned with the release of Sofiene Omrani, safe and sound on December 11, 2018," Tunisian ambassado
Madagascar take fifth after extra time in 17-goal thriller
Extra time goals from Regis clinched the fifth-place finish for Madagascar once again against stubborn Côte d'Ivoire. Not only will the final and the third-place play-off be the same as the previous edition of the CAF Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations in Nigeria, but the fifth-place play-off too wa
French Perfumery Atelier Cologne Opens on Melrose
It’s the latest in the essential-oils craze. Francophilia meets Caliphilia at Atelier Cologne’s new pop-up on Melrose Place. The perfumery, which uses high concentrations of essential oils for a supposedly more natural scent, opened the doors of its “Blue House” on Thursday and remains in Los Angele
Côte d'Ivoire win to face Madagascar in fifth place play-offs
Côte d'Ivoire scored six to defeat a Libyan side who still have a chance at their best ever finish if they manage to beat Tanzania tomorrow in the seventh place play-off. Following the day’s earlier game, in which Madagascar saw off Tanzania, Libya and Côte d’Ivoire now had to fight for the chance t
Madagascar beat Tanzania to make it to the fifth place play-off
Five goals were enough for 2015 champs Madagascar to sink a spirited Tanzanian team, who will have to fight tomorrow, to finish their first ever Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations in seventh place.
YARD AND GARDEN: There's nothing 'vanilla' about vanilla
I recently had a rude awakening while shopping for my favorite brand of Madagascar vanilla. Prices of my beloved bottle of vanilla have jumped from $21.00 for a 16 oz. bottle to up to $75.00 for the exact same bottle. I've always known that pure vanilla is made by combining vanilla beans with alcoho
BREAKING NEWS: A Possible New Species Of Damselfish Just Found In Madagascar
This gorgeous damselfish was just collected in Northeast Madagascar by Blue Ocean SARL, and it may represent the first image of a newly discovered species, possibly one which is endemic to this small corner of the Indo-Pacific. And as we’ve seen with the (still unnamed) Whitemargin Anemonefish, the
Madagascar Presidential Vote - Rajoelina, Ravalomanana Debate
The televised discussion on December 10, 2018 for the runoff poll focused on personality rather than issues. With less than two weeks to Madagascar's second round presidential vote on December 19, 2018, Andry Rajoelina and Marc Ravalomanana held their first televised debate on December 10, 2018, Tri
Podcast | Blockchain in Action: Tracking Vanilla
The latest flavor of blockchain technology is vanilla. Premium Goods, a flavoring company, has partnered with Ambrosus, provider of an internet of things platform supported by blockchain, to verify the source and quality of vanilla from Madagascar. The stakes for this particular product are high: va
Plague count grows in Madagascar
In an update on the human plague situation in Madagascar this season, since early August, 124 cases of plague have been recorded with 91 bubonic form (73.4 %), 31 pulmonary form (25%), 1 septicemia case and one unspecified.
Air Austral announces new flights from Reunion to Madagascar
The partnership between Reunion’s home airline Air Austral – a French registered airline – and Air Madagascar has been filled with yet more life, when earlier in the week a new codeshared flight connection was launched between Reunion’s Roland Garros International Airport and the southern Malagasy c
Hosts Egypt through after beating Madagascar on day three
A comfortable 2-4 win saw hosts Egypt defeat 2015 champions, Madagascar, to claim a place in the next round of the CAF Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations 2018. After winning their opening game, and with the local crowd behind them, Egypt were confident going into today’s match-up against previous wi
Madagascar: Emergency Support Paves Way for National Education Reform
In 2009 following political crisis, public spending on education fell as foreign funding plunged. Thousands of children were at risk of being taken out of school. Emergency support has led to scaled up funding that is overhauling basic education.
Madagascar, Uganda and Zambia set to exploit digital economy opportunities
UNCTAD publishes new Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessments of three African countries during Africa eCommerce Week in Nairobi, Kenya. Mobile connectivity is fueling e-commerce in Madagascar, Uganda and Zambia, priming them to better engage with the digital economy, assessments by UNCTAD of the prospect
Wild Wednesday: Tia the Lesser Madagascar Tenrec
Today on Wild Wednesday, the Oklahoma City Zoo joined us with Tia the Lesser Madagascar Tenrec!. This holiday season, make a wish come true for your favorite furry and feathered friends at the OKC Zoo! Animal lovers have the opportunity to share their passion for wildlife and contribute new enrichme