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President Hery Must Avoid the Worst Plague of All

[ISS] Madagascar's President Hery Rajaonarimampianina must be feeling rather like a pharaoh of the Old Testament. During the past four years when he has governed the country it has been visited by an astonishing succession of plagues. (AllAfrica)

Mutebi Wants KCCA FC to Attack in Madagascar Despite Missing Mutyaba

[Monitor] Kampala -Not even the absence of playmaker Muzamir Mutyaba can compromise KCCA manager Mike Mutebi's resolve to attack Madagascan opponents CNaPS Sport this weekend in the Caf Champions League away tie. (AllAfrica)

Air Seychelles to Drop Paris, Madagascar Flights, Re-Focus On Domestic Market

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles' national carrier announced on Tuesday the cancellation of two international flights in April, including its Paris flight, which accounts for 30 percent of the airline's passenger revenue. (AllAfrica)

President Jacob Zuma Sends Condolences to Madagascar Following a Deadly Cyclone

[Govt of SA] President Jacob Zuma has, on behalf of the Government and people of South Africa, extended the country's deepest condolences to the Republic of Madagascar following a deadly cyclone that hit the island, killing more than 40 people and leaving scores of others unaccounted for. (AllAfrica)

Cyclone Death Toll Rises to 33

[East African] The death toll from the tropical cyclone Ava that hit Madagascar last week has risen to 33, authorities said Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Left With 'Chocolate Water', Parched South Grows Hungrier

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Ankilibevahavola, Madagascar -Every morning, residents of this village in southern Madagascar's Amboasary Sud district set off on an eight-hour round-trip journey to collect water from the nearest river. (AllAfrica)

Malagasy Government Workers Threaten Strike After Payroll Error

[East African] Madagascar's civil servants have threatened to go on strike in January if the government fails to pay their salaries. (AllAfrica)

USAID Administrator Green's Call With Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization Director General

[USAID] The following is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Tom Babington: (AllAfrica)

Govt Signs Big Financing Agreement to Boost Food and Nutritional Security

[IFAD] Rome -A new financial agreement, signed today between the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Madagascar, will sustainably improve incomes and food and nutrition security for 320,000 Malagasy rural households in eight regions located in the southern part of the country. (AllAfrica)

Gor Begin Continental Duty in Equatorial Guinea, AFC in Madagascar

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia begin their CAF Champions League campaign at home to Equatorial Guinea Champions Leones Vegetarianos Fútbol Club after the Confederation of African Football (CAF) released the preliminary round fixtures on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Madagascar President Ends Visit to Angola

[ANGOP] Luanda -The President of Madagascar, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, left Angola last Sunday morning, after paying a 24-hour work visit, during which he had a meeting with his local counterpart, João Lourenço. (AllAfrica)

Angola and Madagascar Sign Cooperation

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola and Madagascar officially signed bilateral cooperation on Saturday during an audience the President João Lourenço granted to his guest Malagasy counterpart, Hery Rajaonarimampianina. (AllAfrica)

Agriculture Binds Angola and Madagascar Together

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola is available to gather the experience of Madagascar, an island country on the southeastern coast of Africa, whose economy is mainly based on the sectors of agriculture and livestock. (AllAfrica)

Human Rights - Sudan, Somalia and Madagascar

[PR Newswire] Strasbourg, France -MEPs call for an end to the arbitrary detention of journalists in Sudan, condemn the terrorist attacks in Somalia, and express their concern regarding the upcoming elections in Madagascar. (AllAfrica)

Plague Outbreak - Where Does It Still Exist and Could It Spread?

[The Conversation Africa] An outbreak of plague has been occurring in Madagascar, with more than 2,000 cases and 170 deaths reported since August 2017. (AllAfrica)

Pneumonic Plague Slowing, But Not Over

[VOA] The World Health Organization says an outbreak of pneumonic plague in Madagascar appears to be slowing. But, it warns vigilance must be maintained as the spread of the disease is far from over. (AllAfrica)

World Bank Gives Govt U.S.$5 Million to Fight Plague Crisis

[East African] The World Bank has approved an additional $5 million funding to help Madagascar cope with the plague outbreak. (AllAfrica)

Fatal Madagascar Plague Under Control

[] No new cases of plague outbreak have been reported in Madagascar in the past ten days, and the numbers have stabilised in many districts which have previously reported active cases. (AllAfrica)

Telma Madagascar Fuels Growth, Innovation Using Sicap's Mobile Device Solutions

[CIO] Sicap Schweiz AG, the global mobile device management vendor announced that Telma Group (Madagascar) the leading telecom operator in the country utilizes the company's Mobile Device Management Centre (DMC), USSD and USSD Menu Browser solutions for fueling its mobile growth and enabling innovative value-added services such as its MVola mobile banking application and prepaid online reload service. (AllAfrica)

WHO Releases $500,000 to Contain Plague, Marburg

[East African] Kenya and Tanzania are among counties identified by the World Health Organisation as likely hotspots for the plague that has ravaged Madagascar and a recent Marburg virus disease outbreak in eastern Uganda. (AllAfrica)

Four Chinese Experts Arrive in Madagascar to Fight Against Plague

[Focac] Antananarivo -A group of four Chinese experts arrived Saturday in Antananarivo, Madagascar's capital, to help the African island nation fight against plague. (AllAfrica)

SA at Risk of Importing Plague

[] The World Health Organisation (WHO) says nine countries, including South Africa, are at a high risk for importing the plague which has claimed over 100 lives in Madagascar. (AllAfrica)

WHO Warns Nine Countries to be on High Alert for 'Black Death'

[News24Wire] South Africa is one of nine countries which have been warned by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to be on high alert for "black death". (AllAfrica)

Govt Enhances Border Scrutiny After Plague Hits Madagascar

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Ministry of Health has increased surveillance of visitors coming from Madagascar following a plague outbreak in that country. (AllAfrica)

Red Cross Warns Stigma Could Worsen Madagascar Plague Outbreak

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Yaounde -The death toll from the plague which is spreading in Madagascar has risen close to 100, and the Red Cross has warned that growing stigma attached to the disease could undermine efforts to contain the outbreak. (AllAfrica)

Plague Cases Top 1,000 Mark - UN

[VOA] The number of cases of plague in Madagascar has doubled during the past five days, according to the United Nations. (AllAfrica)

Statelessness Affects Millions. Madagascar Is Tackling the Problem

[The Conversation Africa] Three years ago the United Nations took steps to try and address the issue of statelessness by putting in place a 10-point plan that aims to reduce the number of people who are not recognised as a national by any state. (AllAfrica)

CAF President's Condolences Following Death of Former President of Madagascar

[CAF] The death of the former President of the Republic of Madagascar, Albert Zafy, 90 years old, at the Saint Pierre Hospital in Réunion Island, where he had been urgently admitted, is an immensely sad news. (AllAfrica)

Health Officials Battle to Contain Pneumonic Plague

[This is Africa] The island of Madagascar has been experiencing annual plague outbreaks since 1980. This year however, a worse form of plague, pneumonic plague has hit the country and it has health officials battling to contain it. (AllAfrica)

Chinese Businesses Donate for Madagascar's Fight Against Plague

[Focac] Antananarivo -The association of Chinese traders and entrepreneurs in Madagascar (ACECMA) made a financial donation on Friday evening for Madagascar's fight against a deadly plague. (AllAfrica)

Former Malagasy President Albert Zafy Dies

[East African] Antananarivo -Madagascar's former President Albert Zafy has died at the age of 90. (AllAfrica)