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Eleonora's Falcon Faces Deforestation Threat in Madagascar

[RFI] A species of migratory falcon named after a Sardinian judge who protected it 700 years ago is under threat by deforestation on the African island of Madagascar, new research suggests. (AllAfrica)

Are Climate Summits Worthwhile for Africa?

[SANF] Major disagreements erupted at the recent global talks about climate change in Madrid, Spain, leaving the South to question whether such meetings are worthwhile or mere talk shows, and meanwhile suffering the consequences such as drought and floods. (AllAfrica)

Maritime Security - Testing Coordination for Effective Joint Actions At Sea

[EASS] The Indian Ocean Commission, through the MASE programme funded by the European Union, in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development represented by the Organe de lutte contre l'Evènement de pollution marine (O.L.E.P) organised the first MASE POLMAR 2019 exercise in Diego Suarez, Madagascar from 16 to 20 October 2019. (AllAfrica)

Shock Finding - What African Women Say About Wife-Beating

[Afrobarometer] Accra -About one in four African women - and even more African men - say wife-beating is at least sometimes justified, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey. In some countries, up to seven in 10 citizens endorse domestic violence. (AllAfrica)

KPA in Race Against Time Ahead of NBA Africa Tourney

[Nation] Kenya's representatives at the inaugural Basketball Africa League Kenya Ports Authority are racing against time to feature in the event whose venue has now been changed from Mombasa to Madagascar. (AllAfrica)

Malagasy Artist's Work Showcased At KCAC

[Namibian] The John Muafangejo Arts Centre (JMAC) is hosting an exhibition by Malagasy artist Razanfindrakoto Holiarisoa. The visual arts installation will be on display this week at the Katutura Community Arts Centre (KCAC). (AllAfrica)

Warriors Wary of Werewolf Malagasies ... Mega Clash Tomorrow

[New Era] Windhoek -The wounded but very-much determined Brave Warriors of Namibia will tomorrow be under pressure to apply all tricks in the book of tricks if they are to avoid an upset against an unpredictable Madagascar side, which narrowly grassed past them in the first leg of the final round qualifiers for the 2020 African Nations Championship (Chan) away in Antananarivo last month. (AllAfrica)

Warriors Qualify for 2020 CHAN Finals

[Namibian] NAMIBIA qualified for the 2020 African Nations Championship finals in Cameroon after beating Madagascar 2-0 in Windhoek on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

How a Simple Pregnancy Test Can Change Lives

[The Conversation Africa] Not having access to affordable pregnancy tests profoundly affects women's lives. Without access to these tests, women are not able to confirm if they are pregnant. This leads to delays in getting prenatal care services. (AllAfrica)

Wins for Madagascar, South Africa At Cosafa Women's U-17 Championship

[SAFA] South Africa had nothing near the goal deluge that marked their opening game at the 2019 COSAFA Women's Under-17 Championship but a 5-1 victory over Botswana in Group B all but assured them of progress to the semi-finals. (AllAfrica)

FAO Report Cites 41 Countries Needing External Assistance for Food

[FAO] Rome -Dry weather and protracted conflicts are primary drivers (AllAfrica)

Pope Francis Holds Mass for 1 Million People

[Deutsche Welle] The pontiff has urged the crowd to build history "in complete respect for the earth and its gifts." Around 1 million people gathered to hear Francis say mass in the Malagasy capital. (AllAfrica)

Madagascar Apologises to Red-Faced Safa After Bafana Snub

[News24Wire] Cape Town -The Malagasy Football Federation (FMF) has apologised to the South African Football Federation (SAFA) after declining their invitation to play in a friendly at Orlando Stadium this weekend. (AllAfrica)

Free Entry for Fans for Bafana Bafana Friendly

[News24Wire] Cape Town -The South African Football Association (SAFA) has confirmed that fans will be given free entry to the Bafana Bafana international friendly against Madagascar on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Pope Francis Launches Trip to Three Nations Affected By Climate Change

[Deutsche Welle] Pope Francis is set to visit the cyclone-vulnerable nations of Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius this week. Climate change, corruption and poverty will be on the agenda in talks with leaders. (AllAfrica)

Just in - Madagascar Call Off Bafana Clash

[News24Wire] Cape Town -Bafana Bafana's friendly against Madagascar this Saturday has been called off after the African island nation decided to withdraw from the encounter. (AllAfrica)

Madagascar to Replace Zambia for Friendly Match

[SAFA] 4 September 2019 - The South African Football Association (SAFA) has confirmed that Bafana Bafana will play Madagascar in a friendly international match on Saturday, 7 September at Orlando Stadium. (AllAfrica)

Birdsong Returns to the Hills of Bemolanga

[UNEP] The hills surrounding Ahbohibary Kofay used to be filled with birdsong, says Lydia, who tends a small rice paddy outside the tiny village at the bottom of Bemolanga valley. That was until this area in Western Madagascar was laid to waste by fire in the early 1990s. The fire killed the trees and the birds fell silent. (AllAfrica)

Bok Women Unchanged for RWC Qualifier V Madagascar

[News24Wire] Cape Town -Springbok Women's coach Stanley Raubenheimer retained the combinations that made a strong statement against Uganda for their second Women's Rugby World Cup Qualifier against Madagascar on Tuesday, naming an identical starting team. (AllAfrica)

Hostility Returns to Haunt Madagascar's Problematic Prisons

[CAJ News] Antananarivo -THE violent incident between detainees and prison guards at a prison east of Madagascar has brought to the fore the country's inept justice system and public security problems. (AllAfrica)

Six Changes for Banyana Banyana Vs Madagascar

[SAFA] Banyana Banyana head coach Desiree Ellis has made six changes to the squad that will face Madagascar in the third and final group stages match of the 2019 COSAFA Women's Championship currently underway in Port Elizabeth. (AllAfrica)

IMF Executive Board Completes Fifth Review of Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Madagascar

[IMF] On July 26, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the fifth review under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) Arrangement for Madagascar. The completion of this review enables the disbursement of SDR 31.428 million (about US$43.7 million), bringing total disbursements under the arrangement to SDR 219.12 million (about US$304.5 million). (AllAfrica)

4 Things You Didn't Know About the Indian Ocean Island Games

[Seychelles News Agency] The Indian Ocean Island Games (IOIG) or the Jeux des îles de l'océan Indien, is a multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from Indian Ocean island nations. This year, the 10th edition in Mauritius will see the participation of Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar, Mayotte, Réunion, and the Maldives. (AllAfrica)

Tunisia End Madagascar's Adventure At Cup of Nations

[RFI] Tunisia outclassed Madagascar on Thursday night to advance to the last four at the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in 15 years. Ferjani Sassi broke the deadlock seven minutes into the second period. The strike appeared to break Madagascar's resolve and Tunisia swarmed all over them. (AllAfrica)

Algeria Eliminate Ivory Coast, Will Face Nigeria in Semi-Final

[Premium Times] Algeria have set up a semi-final clash with Nigeria at the ongoing Africa Cup Nations after they overcame Cote d'Ivoire in a nailbiting quarter-final clash on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Tunisia Ends Madagascar's Fairytale Run to Reach AFCON Semis

[CAF] Tunisia progressed to their first Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) semi-final in 15 years after beating debutants and tournament surprise package Madagascar 3-0 in the quarter finals at the Al Salam Stadium in Cairo on Thursday night. (AllAfrica)

Madagascar Aim Fire On Tunisia in Afcon Quarters

[Nation] The lowest ranked team in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals Madagascar are having a football party they never dreamed of and they want it to continue. (AllAfrica)

Madagascar's French Armada Reminds Warriors of the British Brigade We Missed

[The Herald] FIVE years ago, Madagascar were ranked 195th in the world and, at the turn of the millennium they were such an insignificant entity that, after a home match against Cote d'Ivoire, the only bonus the team received was US$250 which their fans had raised from well-wishers. (AllAfrica)

Algeria, Cote d'Ivoire Battle for Final-Four Ticket... Madagascar Take On Tunisia

[Ghanaian Times] The Desert Foxes of Algeria have won all their four matches and are yet to concede a goal. The tournament favourites are tipped to go all the way to the final, but they have to overcome Cote d'Ivoire in today's quarter-final in Suez. (AllAfrica)

Madagascar Survive Penalties to Progress to AFCON Quarters

[CAF] Madagascar saw off a nervous penalty shoot-out to beat DR Congo 4-2 and progress to the quarter finals of the Total Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019 in their maiden attempt. Congo's star players Marcel Tosserand and Yannick Bolasie struck their penalties over the bar as Madagascar scored though Ibrahim Samuel Amada, Romain Metanire, Thomas Fontaine and Jerome Mombris. (AllAfrica)

SA, Madagascar Keep SADC Integrity Intact At Afcon

[CAJ News] Cairo -A spellbinding run in the tournament by debutants Madagascar and the revival of South Africa at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) have sparked life into what had otherwise been a nightmarish competition for the Southern African region. (AllAfrica)