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Two Ex-Presidents Neck and Neck in Madagascar Elections

[RFI] Partial results in Madagascar's presidential race showed former presidents Andry Rajoelina and Marc Ravalomanana neck and neck as election officials counted ballot papers on Thursday. (AllAfrica)


For Business, Investment Potential Hinges On Key Elections

[Daily Maverick] The results of the election, in which three former presidents - Hery Rajaonarimampianina, Andry Rajoelina and Marc Ravalomanana - are the favourites, must be accepted and seen as legitimate to prevent further political instability. (AllAfrica)


Four Former Presidents Compete for Madagascar Presidency

[VOA] The island nation of Madagascar votes Wednesday, with four former heads of state vying for the top job in a pool of 36 candidates. Analysts predict this contest will go to a second round, and the nation's persistent problems, poverty, health challenges, poor infrastructure, and human rights abuses, will continue no matter who wins. (AllAfrica)


4 Former Presidents Compete for Madagascar Presidency

[VOA] Johannesburg -The island nation of Madagascar votes Wednesday, with four former heads of state vying for the top job in a pool of 36 candidates. Analysts predict this contest will go to a second round, and the nation's persistent problems, poverty, health challenges, poor infrastructure, and human rights abuses, will continue no matter who wins. (AllAfrica)


Disillusionment Overshadows Presidential Elections

[Deutsche Welle] Madagascans head to the polls on Wednesday to elect a new president. In one of the world's poorest countries, campaign expenditure rather than policy is set to decide the outcome. (AllAfrica)


Madagascar Wants to Show Charm At China's Import Expo - Minister

[Focac] The island country will showcase products such as vanilla, cocoa beans, coffee beans and cloves, in addition to minerals, which include gemstones and gold, Jean Brunelle Razafintsiandraofa, also the head of the Madagascar delegation, told Xinhua on Saturday. (AllAfrica)


Disillusionment Overshadows Malagasy Elections

[Deutsche Welle] Malagasy head to the polls on Wednesday to elect a new president. In one of the world's poorest countries, campaign expenditure rather than policy is set to decide the outcome. (AllAfrica)


Madagascar Gears for Elections

[SANF] Madagascar will go to the polls on 7 November to choose a president for the next five years. (AllAfrica)


Fireworks and Thumping Music Hit the Message Home As Top Three Contenders Vie for Highest Office

[Daily Maverick] Whether the full stadiums at the final election rallies in Madagascar at the weekend would result in a successful vote for each of the three main presidency candidates - or whether it would result in a turnout better than the 50% optimistically expected by observers - will be apparent on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)


Pre-Trial Detainees Held in 'Life-Threatening Conditions'

[Deutsche Welle] A new report from Amnesty International has revealed up to 52 pre-trial detainees died in prison last year while awaiting trial in "appalling" conditions. DW spoke with one of the report's authors about the findings. (AllAfrica)


Rich in Agriculture, Madagascar Suffers From Extreme Malnutrition

[IPS] Antananarivo -As much as 80 percent of Madagascar's population of 24 million people is involved in agriculture and the country's economy largely depends on the sector, yet 48 percent of households are faced with food insecurity according to the National Nutrition Office (NNO). Over 70 percent of households live below the national poverty line of 535,603 Malagasy ariary per year (1 U.S. dollar equals 3,447.50 ariary). (AllAfrica)


Children Amongst Thousands Held in Life-Threatening Prison Conditions - New Report

[AI London] People - including children - who have not been found guilty of any crime are dying in Madagascar's prisons due to appalling conditions, Amnesty International said today, as it released a report highlighting how the Malagasy authorities' excessive use of pre-trial detention is harming the poorest people in society. (AllAfrica)


African Union Deploys Election Observers to the Republic of Madagascar

[African Union] The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, His Excellency Moussa Faki Mahamat, has authorized the deployment of an African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) ahead of the Republic of Madagascar 07 November 2018 Presidential Election. (AllAfrica)


Malagasy National Team Rewarded

[Cameroon Tribune] After several years of fruitless attempts to qualify for the final phase of the Africa Nation's Cup, the Malagasy national team "The Barea" have finally done it. In recognition for what the team has done, the government has decided to reward the national team with 128,150 US dollars. The Barea sealed a place at next year's finals in Cameroon after Tuesday's 1-0 win over Equatorial Guinea. (AllAfrica)


Afcon 2019 - Madagascar Are On Top of the Continent

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -CELEBRATIONS following Madagascar's historic qualification for next year's Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) are a befitting end to about half a century of heartache for the Indian Ocean island country. (AllAfrica)


Panama Papers Reveal Seafood King's Offshore Payments

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] Offshore entities played a key role in a network of companies owned by a rich and powerful shrimp merchant in the African island nation of Madagascar, according to documents from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Panama Papers investigation. (AllAfrica)


Madagascar Reach Africa Cup of Nations for First Time

[RFI] Madagascar qualified for their first Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday with a 1-0 win over Equatorial Guinea. Njiva Rakotoharimalala scored four minutes before half-time to secure his country's berth at the finals next summer in Cameroon. (AllAfrica)


Madagascar Poised to Make Africa Cup of Nations History

[CAF] Madagascar will book a place at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament for the first time if they defeat visiting Equatorial Guinea on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)


SA Lends a Modest Helping Hand in Super-Costly Polls

[Daily Maverick] After playing an important role in resolving the political conflict that threatened to scupper Madagascar's presidential elections, South Africa stands ready to help again. There are, however, limits to the extent of this assistance to this country with a small economy and very, very expensive elections. (AllAfrica)


Elections - 36 Candidates, 4 (Ex-) Presidents, and a Lot of Money

[African Arguments] Madagascar is one of the poorest countries in the world, yet its elections rank among the most expensive. (AllAfrica)


EU Deploys Election Observation Mission to Madagascar

[EASS] Statements by the HR/VP (AllAfrica)


Education Can Help Protect Sawfishes in Mozambique and Madagascar

[The Conversation Africa] Of all sharks and rays worldwide, sawfishes - related to stingrays and manta rays - are considered to be the family at greatest risk of extinction. The long, toothed saw - which gives them their unique appearance - also makes them extremely vulnerable to entanglement in fishing nets. Their numbers have fallen because they are caught accidentally in industrial fishing nets. In addition to that, they are targeted by some fishermen because their fins can fetch high prices. (AllAfrica)


Malawi Resurrects At Cosafa Womens Championship, Beats Madagascar

[Nyasa Times] Malawi National Womens Football team on Thursday registered their first win at this year's Cosafa Womens Football Championship after beating Madagascar 2-0 to keep their qualification hopes into the quarterfinal stage alive. (AllAfrica)


Madagascar's Next President Must Put Public Safety and Job Creation First

[The Conversation Africa] Madagascar is gearing up for presidential elections in November this year. The Conversation Africa spoke to Adrien Ratsimbaharison about how the elections might unfold and what challenges Madagascar's new president will face. (AllAfrica)


Madagascar Beefs Up Zebu Business Exports

[New Era] Tolanaro, Madagascar- For generations, zebu cattle have symbolised power and prosperity in Madagascar. (AllAfrica)


President Hery Rajaonarimampianina announces his candidacy for a new term

[35N] Antananarivo, August 17, 2018.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 RAJAONARIMAMPIANINA as its candidate for the 2018 presidential campaign. On Friday, August 17, 2018, in Antananarivo, the present Head of State revealed his (AllAfrica)


Andry Rajoelina Plans Political Comeback in Madagascar

[Deutsche Welle] After taking over power in 2009 following a military coup, Andry Rajoelina was prevented from running for the presidency in 2013. In an exclusive interview with DW, he talks about his candidacy for 2018. (AllAfrica)


South African Intervention Stabilizes Situation

[ISS] Thanks to the efforts of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, together with others in the international community, Madagascar's political conflict has largely stabilised in recent weeks. (AllAfrica)


Will Ex-President Rajoelina Make a Come-Back

[RFI] Andry Rajoelina was to address supporters at a rally in Antananrivo on Wednesday, as registration for candidates in November's presidential poll opens. The former president is expected to stand. (AllAfrica)


The Endangered Species List - Counting Lemurs in Madagascar

[The Conversation Africa] Most people are familiar with the endangered species list. Officially known as the IUCN Red List of threatened species, it's coordinated by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and provides the most up-to-date indication of the health of the world's plants, animals and fungi to guide critical conservation action. (AllAfrica)


South African Intervention Stabilizes Situation

[ISS] Thanks to the efforts of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, together with others in the international community, Madagascar's political conflict has largely stabilised in recent weeks. (AllAfrica)