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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)

SA Takes Measures Against Plague

[] South Africa has taken several measures to prevent the importation of an outbreak of a plague into the country following the confirmation of 449 cases in Madagascar. (AllAfrica)

Visitors to Seychelles Who Spent Time in Madagascar to Be Monitored By Health Officials

[Seychelles News Agency] Visitors to Seychelles who have visited Madagascar or transited through that island nation in the last seven days will be placed under observation by health officials upon arrival to Mahe. (AllAfrica)

Highly Contagious Plague in Madagascar Kills Dozens

[Deutsche Welle] Madagascar is struggling to contain an outbreak of plague in several cities. Over 20 people have died. Plague can be treated when diagnosed early, says WHO Madagascar country representative Charlotte Ndiaye. (AllAfrica)

Plague Spreading Rapidly in the Country

[VOA] The World Health Organization warns a highly infectious, deadly form of pneumonic plague is spreading rapidly in Madagascar and quick action is needed to stop it. (AllAfrica)

Seychellois Basketball Coach Dies While At Tournament in Madagascar

[Seychelles News Agency] A Seychellois basketball coach died in the hospital in Madagascar on Wednesday during the Indian Ocean Club championship. (AllAfrica)

Football Body Complains Against Zimbabwean Referee

[Times of Zambia] Zambia's emphatic 7-1 bashing of Madagascar at the ongoing regional COSAFA Women Championship did not stop them from lodging an official complaint against Zimbabwean match referee for biased officiating. (AllAfrica)

Uganda Overcome Madagascar, Date South Africa

[Monitor] Rugby -Uganda Lady Cranes will face defending champions South Africa in the semi-finals after beating Madagascar 12-05 in the quarterfinals. (AllAfrica)

Five Die As Pneumonic Plague Re-Emerges in Madagascar

[East African] At least five people have died of pneumonic plague in Madagascar, public health officials said Friday. (AllAfrica)

Mighty Warriors Coach Happy With Win

[The Herald] Mighty Warriors coach, Sithethelelwe "Kwinji 15" Sibanda, says her troops played a perfect game as they destroyed Madagascar 4-0 in their opening 2017 COSAFA Women Championships group match at Barbourfields yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Makore Stars for Mighty Warriors

[The Herald] Rutendo Makore scored all four goals as Zimbabwe made an excellent start to their 2017 COSAFA Women's Championship Group A campaign with a 4-0 victory over Madagascar at Barbourfields yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Mighty Warriors Confident of Victory

[The Herald] Mighty Warriors striker Rutendo Makore is brimming with confidence ahead of their COSAFA Women's Championship opening encounter against Madagascar this afternoon at Barbourfields. The regional tournament gets underway this morning with a Group C match between Namibia and Botswana at 10:30 am. It will be followed by the encounter between Group A's Zambia and Malawi at 2pm before Zimbabwe clash against Madagascar at 4:30pm in another Group A tie. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia's Lake Tana Is Losing the Fight to Water Hyacinth

[The Conversation Africa] Lake Tana is the largest lake in Ethiopia. It holds 50% of the country's fresh water. It is also the source of the Blue Nile, which contributes up to 60% of the Nile's water. Not only is the lake important as a water source for over 123 million people in the Nile Basin, it is also a source of food in the form of fish. But weeds are threatening this life-giving resource. (AllAfrica)

Mixed Rainfall Pattern for SADC

[SANF] Southern Africa is expected to record varying rainfall patterns for the upcoming agricultural season. (AllAfrica)

Soccer - Madagascar Skipper Commends Angola On Qualifying

[ANGOP] Luanda -Madagascar skipper, Rakotondrazaka Ando, congratulated on Saturday Angola for the qualification for the final stage of the African Cup of Nations for Home-based Players (CHAN2018), to take place in Kenya. (AllAfrica)

Football - Palancas Negras Prepare Match Against Madagascar

[ANGOP] Luanda -Recovering from physical condition, defensive and offensive moves marked on Tuesday the training session of the Angolan national senior men's football team in preparation for the game against their counterpart of Madagascar, for the second leg of the last round qualifying for the final phase of the 5th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations for Home-based Players (CHAN2018), to take place in Kenya. (AllAfrica)

Air Seychelles Offering Creative Deals to Paris, South Africa, Madagascar

[Seychelles News Agency] Looking to get away? Air Seychelles has been making special offers to a number of its destinations in recent months. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda to Face Madagascar in IHF Tourney Opener

[New Times] RWANDA U20 men's handball team will start the quest for the 2017 IHF Continental Phase - Africa glory against Madagascar on August 1 at Stade Amadou Barry. The five-day competition will run from August 1 to 5 in Dakar, Senegal. (AllAfrica)

No More Fish? We'll Farm Seaweed Instead

[Deutsche Welle] Tampolove -The collapse of fisheries, decline of coral reefs and drought are all hitting Madagascar hard. But fishermen are coping with scarce and stressed resources in the Indian Ocean by coming up with new alternatives. (AllAfrica)

Madagascar Stun Mozambique, Book Angola Date

[CAF] Madagascar recorded a shocking 2-0 win over Mozambique away in Maputo on Sunday to book a date with Angola at the final round of the qualifiers for the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) Kenya 2018. (AllAfrica)

Largest Free Trade Area for Africa Still Elusive

[Citizen] Arusha -The formal launch of the once touted the mega economic bloc for Africa, the Tripartite Free Trade Area (FTA), faces further delay because only one country has so far ratified its creation out of 19 member states. (AllAfrica)

Xavier Names 22 Players for 'Operation Beat Madagascar'

[CAF] Mozambique coach Abel Xavier has named a 22-man squad ahead of their Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) Kenya 2018 Second Round First leg clash away to Madagascar this weekend. (AllAfrica)

Filming The Country's Lawless Red Zones

[RFI] In southern Madagascar's "Red Zones" armed bandits known as the Dahalo thrive on cattle-rustling with little interference from the police. TV producer Jamie Welham talks about meeting them, describing his job is like juggling several balls in the air while walking a tight rope. (AllAfrica)

Seychellois National Arrested in Madagascar On Drug Charges Placed in Preventive Detention

[Seychelles News Agency] A Seychellois national arrested in Madagascar in possession of nearly 500 grammes of heroin has been placed in preventive detention at Antanimora prison. (AllAfrica)

COSAFA - Referee Expelled

[The Herald] Blundering Botswana referee Joshua Bondo has paid a huge price for his diabolical officiating in the COSAFA Castle Cup clash between Zimbabwe and Madagascar, with the match official being expelled from the regional tournament for poor performance. (AllAfrica)