Madagascar

 
Two ex-presidents to contest Madagascar's run-off vote
Two ex-presidents to contest Madagascar's run-off vote
Two former presidents of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina and Marc Ravalomanana, came out top in the country's latest election, results showed Saturday,...
Madagascar presidential election: What you need to know
Madagascar presidential election: What you need to know
Four former presidents, three former prime ministers, a pastor and even a popular rock singer; when it comes to picking their next head of state,...
Ex-rulers favourites in Madagascar's high-stakes election
Ex-rulers favourites in Madagascar's high-stakes election
Madagascar votes on Wednesday in a high-stakes election with three ex-presidents the frontrunners to lead the large Indian Ocean island rocked by...
Madagascar’s prison shame
Madagascar’s prison shame
The concrete floor of a prison cell crawls with bodies as detainees labour to draw their limbs closer to their torsos. The little light illuminating this daily custom, an exercise in preventing unwanted contact, enters through two small windows with bars on them. ...
SADC’s problem child is going to the polls
SADC’s problem child is going to the polls
Hery Rajaonarimampianina, Madagascar’s president since January 25 2014, has stepped down, in line with the Constitution, to seek a second term in...
Tensions rise in Madagascar ahead of vote
Tensions rise in Madagascar ahead of vote
Thousands of Madagascan opposition supporters returned to the streets on Monday to protest against the president and a deadly crackdown by security...
In Madagascar, pretrial prisoners languish in jail
In Madagascar, pretrial prisoners languish in jail
Today, Wednesday April 25, is the Africa Pretrial Detention Day. The day is dedicated to raising awareness about the use of prolonged pretrial...
How kids in a low-income country use laptop —lessons from Madagascar
How kids in a low-income country use laptop —lessons from Madagascar
Every child, no matter what country they’re from or their social background, should have the chance to use and learn about technology. That’s...
Vanilla fever: Fear sours the sweet scent of Madagascar’s success
Vanilla fever: Fear sours the sweet scent of Madagascar’s success
Ingrid Gercama & Nathalie Bertrams in Sava region, Madagascar
Malagasy women take on drought
Malagasy women take on drought
In rural southern Madagascar, the battle against a devastating drought is fought by women. They walk long hours to a dry river bed, where they must...
Madagascar’s grave dilemma
Madagascar’s grave dilemma
In the streets of Madagascar’s capital city, the plague is a ghost. Patients stay hidden away in hospitals or are at home, where some are keeping...
Madagascans battle to evade growing plague outbreak
Madagascans battle to evade growing plague outbreak
The little footbridge near Justin Rakatoarivony's home is submerged in a murky green liquid the texture of sewage.

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