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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)

HIV-TB Connection - Key to Ending Infections

[IPS] London -A group of teenage boys huddle around Michelle in the mangroves behind Joyce Bay, a spot frequented by men who have sex with men (MSM) in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG). (AllAfrica)

The Anticipated 2018 Elections in Madagascar, Poisoned Chalice

[Fahamu] This article is a situational analysis of the current political environment in Madagascar prior to the November 2018 general elections. (AllAfrica)

KQ Inks Deal With Air Madagascar to Expand Africa Network

[East African] National carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Air Madagascar and Reunion Island-based French carrier Air Austral that will see the three airlines develop a codeshare pact meant to grow their network in Africa. (AllAfrica)

UN Chief Welcomes Formation of Unity Govt

[UN News] United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the formation on Monday of a government of national unity in Madagascar led by a non-partisan Prime Minister, as requested by the nation's leading constitutional court. (AllAfrica)

Locals Pioneer Safer Fishing Alternatives to Protect Seas Off Madagascar

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Antananarivo -In a small boat off the coast of Madagascar, Idrissa Tsirvelo struggled with a spanner on his rusted dive cylinder, then put a regulator in his mouth and disappeared under the water, risking death illegally harvesting sea cucumbers from the ocean floor. (AllAfrica)

Madagascar Tops Group A, Sets Up Last 8 Meeting With South Africa

[SAFA] 1 June 2018- Madagascar ensured top place in Group A at the COSAFA Cup in Polokwane on Thursday, 31 May 2018 with a 1-0 victory over the Comoros Islands to finish one point ahead of Mozambique, who made heavy weather of beating the Seychelles 2-1 at the same time. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique Win, Seychelles Hold Madagascar in Group A

[CAF] The Seychelles played spoilers at the COSAFA Cup on Tuesday, holding a 10-man Madagascar to a 1-1 draw and opening up a chance for Mozambique to yet emerge as winners when Group A is concluded on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique Win, Seychelles Hold Madagascar in Group a

[SAFA] 30 May 2018 - The Seychelles played spoilers at the COSAFA Cup on Tuesday (29 May), holding a 10-man Madagascar to a 1-1 draw and opening up a chance for Mozambique to yet emerge as winners when Group A is concluded on Thursday (31 May). (AllAfrica)

Malagasy Week - Mauritians to Discover Cultural Richness of Madagascar

[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Arts and Culture, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Madagascar in Mauritius, is organising a series of activities during the month of June to mark the Malagasy Week in the context of the celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of Mauritius's accession to Independence. These activities will enable Mauritians to further familiarise themselves with the lifestyle and practices of Madagascar as well as discover its cultural richness. (AllAfrica)

Understanding Madagascar's Latest Political Crisis

[African Arguments] In the last month, impeachment proceedings have begun, an unholy alliance has emerged, and the president's accused opponents of launching a coup. (AllAfrica)

Madagascar Shock Mozambique in Cosafa Cup Opener

[Namibian] Mozambique coach Abel Xavier watched his former club Liverpool lose in Saturday's UEFA Champions League final after two goalkeeping howlers and the next day saw a similar fate befall his side as they were beaten 2-1 by Madagascar in the opening game of this year's Cosafa Cup at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

How Water Hyacinth Affecting Life At Lake Tana

[Ethiopian Herald] Mr Habte Tefera is a fisherman living in the Amhara State of South Gonder Zone, Fogera Wereda, Nabega Kebele, on the shore of Lake Tana. He has been fishing for over 20 years to cover the livelihood expenses of his nine family members. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius and Madagascar Discuss Investment Opportunities

[Government of Mauritius] An interactive working session with key stakeholders of the economic landscape in the margins of the first session of the Joint Commission between Mauritius and Madagascar, was held yesterday in Port-Louis in presence of the Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Mrs U. C. Dwarka-Canabady. (AllAfrica)

SADC Must Keep Its Eye On the Ball in Madagascar

[ISS] The chances of compromise and dialogue among Madagascar's political actors are getting slimmer by the day. Violent confrontation between supporters of two former presidents and the government of President Hery Rajaonarimampianina have intensified recently following contested changes to the country's electoral laws. (AllAfrica)

Cattle Robbery Threatens Madagascar's Peace and Security

[ISS] Cattle theft in Madagascar is becoming an increasingly violent crime, with bandits terrorising villages by stealing, killing victims and taking cattle owners hostage in bloody attacks. This isn't limited to Madagascar though - it is a rising threat across Africa. (AllAfrica)

UN Says Solution to Madagascar Crisis Must Come From Within

[East African] A UN envoy has said the solution to the current political crisis in Madagascar must come from within. (AllAfrica)

Appeal for Calm in Tense Madagascar

[East African] Madagascar remained tense Tuesday as opposition supporters attended the funerals of the people killed during last Saturday's protests in Antananarivo. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho, Madagascar, DRC - SADC Expresses Concern, Dispatches Emissaries

[Cameroon Tribune] Heads of State from the regional bloc met in the Angolan capital, Luanda, on April 24, 2018. (AllAfrica)

SADC Chair Ramaphosa Speaks On Zim, Lesotho, Madagascar, DRC

[News24Wire] Southern African Development Community (SADC) Chairperson and President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed satisfaction that peace and security are being consolidated in the region. (AllAfrica)

Tense Standoff Between Security Services and Protesters

[Deutsche Welle] Demonstrators took to the streets of the capital in protest of a new electoral law they say is too restrictive. The administration of President Rajaonarimampianina has been marred by allegations of corruption. (AllAfrica)

Tana High-Level Forum On Peace, Security in Africa Opens

[ENA] The 7th Tana High-level Forum on Peace and Security in Africa kicked off in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, this afternoon. (AllAfrica)

Tana High-Level Forum to Kick Off Tomorrow

[ENA] The 7th Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa will kick off tomorrow in the city of Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. (AllAfrica)

President of the Republic to Partake in High-Level Tana Forum in Ethiopia

[SNA] Khartoum -President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir is due to head to Ethiopia , Friday chairing Sudan delegation to the high-level Tana Forum on Peace and Security in Africa, scheduled to convene in Bahir Dar town in Ethiopia , April 21-22. (AllAfrica)

Measuring the Economic Impact of Cyclones in Madagascar

[The Conversation Africa] Madagascar, Africa's largest island, is naturally prone to cyclones. Earlier this year it was hit by one named Ava - a category three cyclone that killed at least 50 people, displaced over 50,000 and caused huge damage. And just this month another cyclone triggered flooding in the north of the country. (AllAfrica)

Discovery of New Ocean Current 'Personal' for CSIR Researcher

[News24Wire] The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) partnered with local and international universities to investigate the existence of the new ocean current, the South-west Madagascar Coastal Current. (AllAfrica)

Tana Forum to Deliberate On Financing Africa's Peace, Security

[ENA] The 7th Tana High-Level Forum on peace and security in Africa is scheduled to deliberate on ownership of Africa's peace and security as well as financing and reforming the African Union. (AllAfrica)

Ex-President's Farm Shuts Down Amid Government Standoff

[East African] AAA Company, an agribusiness owned by former Madagascar president Marc Ravalomanana, has closed down. (AllAfrica)

How Kids in a Low-Income Country Use Laptops - Lessons From Madagascar

[The Conversation Africa] 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 the thinking behind a number of projects led by international organisations like UNESCO and UNICEF. They hope to bolster education and economic growth by making digital technologies available in the developing world. (AllAfrica)