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Nation Needs to Change the Plot

[ISS] It started 'like a bad spy novel' - as one Malagasy commentator put it. In July, an amateurish coup plot was hatched by a seemingly Walter Mitty-like ex-soldier to assassinate Madagascar's President Andry Rajoelina and several top leaders around him. (AllAfrica)

Stars Aim Guns At DRC, Madagascar Targets

[Daily News] TAIFA Stars will face Democratic Republic of Congo and Madagascar on September 4th and 7th in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers whose finals will be staged next year in Qatar. (AllAfrica)

Madagascar Makes 21 Further Arrests Over Suspected Coup Plot

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Antananarivo/Madagascar -- Madagascar has arrested 21 more suspects, including 12 military personnel, in connection with a plot to kill President Andry Rajoelina and topple the government, a senior prosecutor said. (AllAfrica)

Madagascar's Drought Could Become Routine, Worse, Warn Climate Experts

[East African] The ongoing drought in southern parts of Madagascar could become more frequent, given the changing climate that has affected Africa's largest island nation. (AllAfrica)

Child Malnutrition Expected to Rise in Drought-Hit Nation

[East African] Madagascar's children could suffer lifelong health problems due to the ongoing drought that has caused a severe food shortage south of the island nation. (AllAfrica)

Child Malnutrition Expected to Quadruple in South of Country

[UN News] At least half a million children under five in drought-afflicted southern Madagascar are on the verge of acute malnourishment, two UN agencies warned on Monday. (AllAfrica)

French Citizen Among Six Arrested Over Plan to Kill Madagascar President - Minister

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Antananarivo/France -- A French citizen is among six people arrested on suspicion of involvement in a plot to kill Madagascar's president, the Indian Ocean island's public security minister said. (AllAfrica)

Madagascar Foils Assassination Bid On President Rajoelina

[RFI] Two Frenchmen were among several people arrested in Madagascar following a failed assassination attempt on President Andry Rajoelina. (AllAfrica)

Several Suspects in Custody in Plot to Assassinate Madagascar's President

[VOA] Authorities in Madagascar have arrested several people they believe were part of a plot to kill President Andry Rajoelina. (AllAfrica)

The Covid-19 Pandemic Is Affecting Conservation Efforts in Madagascar

[The Conversation Africa] The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the restriction policies used to mitigate the spread of the virus, are being felt all over the world. It affects all parts of life including conservation especially in developing countries like Madagascar. (AllAfrica) Reacts to Climate Change-Driven Drought Crisis in Madagascar

[] Africa-Thousands of people in southern Madagascar may die of hunger, as the country experiences the worst drought witnessed in 40 years. The severe drought, which is driven by climate change, has dried up riverbeds and farmlands, leading to an almost total disappearance of food sources. (AllAfrica)

Madagascar Down Kenya Again in Test Match

[Nation] A much-improved Kenya Lionesses fell to Madagascar's Makis 10-0 in their 15s test match at Nyayo National Stadium on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

Don't Look the Other Way - Madagascar in the Grip of Drought and Famine

[WFP] Hundreds and thousands of people in the south of the country may die of hunger without World Food Programme support -- the organization urgently needs US$78 million to respond (AllAfrica)

MSF Steps up Response to Nutrition Crisis in Grand Sud

[MSF] People in southern Madagascar are experiencing an exceptionally acute food and nutrition crisis that is leaving thousands of children severely ill and pushing entire families into extreme poverty. Since March 2021, MSF emergency teams have been setting up more and more mobile clinics to deliver humanitarian and medical assistance in several districts across the region. They have now begun distributing food and recently opened an inpatient therapeutic feeding centre in the hospital in the town of Ambovombe. (AllAfrica)

New Format for 2021 Cosafa Cup After Madagascar Drop Out

[Cosafa] The late withdrawal of Madagascar from the 2021 COSAFA Cup has forced a change to the format of the competition, which will now have two groups of five teams each. (AllAfrica)

Cosafa Cup 2021 - Mozambique & Madagascar - Media Packs

[Cosafa] Mozambique and Madagascar have proven great competitors in the COSAFA Cup down the years, though both are still waiting for their first trophy win. (AllAfrica)

Coastal City of Beira Braces for Another Hit

[allAfrica] Geneva -- The Mozambican city of Beira and the region around it are bracing for the impact of tropical storm Eloise, expected to make landfall soon. (AllAfrica)

Humanitarian Crisis Looms Amid Drought and Pandemic

[UN News] In southern Madagascar, "famine-like conditions" have doubled the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance compared with last year, to more than 1.3 million. Successive droughts and a lack of jobs linked to COVID-19 restrictions are to blame, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Madagascar to Host 2023 Indian Ocean Games After Maldives Withdraws

[Seychelles News Agency] Madagascar will host the 11th edition of the Indian Ocean Islands Games in 2023 after the withdrawal of Maldives, said the president of International Games Council, Seychellois Antonio Gopal. (AllAfrica)

EIB Accelerating Climate Disaster Recovery, Priority Clean Energy and Transport Investment

[PR Newswire] Luxembourg -- Further EUR 16.4 million disbursed in October to repair transport in Antananarivo (AllAfrica)

Food Crisis Looms in 'Breadbasket' of Madagascar

[allAfrica] Geneva -- Five years of drought have bludgeoned a "breadbasket" region of Madagascar and, along with the coronavirus, have disrupted local labour patterns in the south, resulting in a looming food crisis. (AllAfrica)

Humanitarian Crisis Looms in South As Drought, Pandemic Double Number of Hungry People

[WFP] Antananarivo -- Three consecutive years of drought coupled with a sharp recession triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic will leave a third of the population in Southern Madagascar struggling to put food on the table. With severe malnutrition rates continuing to spiral and many children forced to beg in order to help their families eat, urgent action is required to prevent a humanitarian crisis. (AllAfrica)

Cyclone Over Madagascar, Heading Towards Beira

[AIM] Maputo -- Tropical cyclone Chalane hit the east coast of Madagascar on Saturday, and is now forecast to follow a course that will take it across the Mozambique Channel in the direction of Beira. (AllAfrica)

Churches Offer Evacuation Centres As Cyclone Chalane Response

[New Zimbabwe] THE Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) is putting in place a number of response mechanisms to the anticipated Cyclone Chalane expected to hit the eastern parts of the country in a few days' time. (AllAfrica)

Rosewood Conservation - a Success Story From Madagascar

[UNEP] For Madagascar farmer Edmond, who goes by one name, it was a breakthrough. In 2019 he perfected a complicated technique to grow a rare species of tree known as Dalbergia normandii. (AllAfrica)

Cash Transfers Support Madagascar's Poorest and Most Vulnerable Citizens During Covid-19 Restrictions

[World Bank] Antananarivo -- Ralaimoty, 70 years old, has difficulty moving towards the cash box with a piece of wood that he uses as a cane. On this Saturday morning he is at the Alarobia Professional Technical High School near his home in Soavimasoandro, to receive 100,000 ariary (the equivalent of $27) from the government through an unconditional cash transfer program. (AllAfrica)

A Higher-Yield Rice Variety Moves Madagascar Further On the Path to Self-Sufficiency

[FAO] How South-South Cooperation helps ensure food security for family farmers (AllAfrica)

World Bank Provides $75 Million to Mitigate the Impacts of Covid-19 and Support Recovery

[World Bank] Washington -- The World Bank Board of Directors recently approved a US$75 million development policy operation for Madagascar to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. (AllAfrica)

Madagascar Covid-19 Response Development Policy Financing

[World Bank] IDA Development Policy Credit: US$ 75 million equivalent (AllAfrica)

Foreign Agriculture Investments Don't Always Threaten Food Security - A Case Study

[The Conversation Africa] Large-scale land acquisitions have been increasing in developing countries following the 2007/8 high food price crisis. Countries with limited agricultural potential, like Gulf states, have been driving foreign acquisitions in developing countries. Many developing country governments see these investments as an opportunity to increase foreign direct investment and employment opportunities for rural communities. (AllAfrica)

Press Briefing Notes On Madagascar

[OHCHR] Geneva -- Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville (AllAfrica)