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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)

Madagascar Sink DRC On Penalties to Reach Last Eight At Cup of Nations

[RFI] Cairo -Madagascar advanced to the last eight at the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday night following a penalty shoot-out win over Democratic Republic of Congo. A pulsating encounter finished 2-2 after extra-time. (AllAfrica)

Madagascar Defeat Motivated Super Eagles Against Cameroon - Rohr

[Daily Trust] Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr said his side redeemed themselves against Cameroon to progress to the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations, after a 'lesson of humility' against Madagascar. (AllAfrica)

Team-By-Team Guide to the 2019 Cosafa Women's Championship

[SAFA] The 2019 COSAFA Women's Championship will be staged in South Africa's Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality for the second year running from July 31-August 11 with what is arguably the most exciting line-up of sides ever to grace the competition. (AllAfrica)

AFCON: Madagascar Defeat Nigeria

[Premium Times] The Madagascar national team on Sunday defeated the Super Eagles of Nigeria in their last group game of the ongoing African Cup of Nations. (AllAfrica)

Madagascar Outwit Nigeria to Top Group B At Africa Cup of Nations

[RFI] Madagascar coach Nicolas Dupuis paid tribute to his squad after their 2-0 win over Nigeria secured top spot in Group B. Goals from Lalaina Nomenjanahary and Charles Andriamatsinoro earned the Cup of Nations debutants a famous victory in Alexandria. (AllAfrica)

Afcon 2019 - Record-Chasing Super Eagles Seek to Extend Perfect Run Against Madagascar

[Premium Times] The Super Eagles of Nigeria have already qualified for the Round of 16 at the ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). But they have a rare opportunity to match a feat they only attained during their first appearance at the finals in 1963. (AllAfrica)

Africa Cup of Nations - Five Things We Learned On Day 10

[RFI] Debutants Madagascar make a mockery of Cup of Nations pedigree with a 2-0 mash up three time winners Nigeria. Democratic Republic of Congo rediscover their mojo on Independence Day. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria Seek Group B Top Spot At Africa Cup of Nations

[RFI] Contrasting fortunes confront Cup of Nations debutants Madagascar and Burundi as they face Nigeria and Guinea respectively for their final games in Group B on Sunday. Madagascar will take on Gernot Rohr's Nigerians in Alexandria in a fight for top place. (AllAfrica)

Afcon 2019 - Why Super Eagles Lost to Madagascar - Rohr

[Premium Times] The coach of the Nigeria national team, Gernot Rohr, has tried to explain possible factors responsible for the Super Eagles' shocking 2-0 defeat against Madagascar at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

Ratings - How Super Eagles Players Fared Against Madagascar

[Premium Times] Separated by 63 places in FIFA's latest ranking, the Super Eagles of Nigeria were knocked off their exalted perch by the Barea of Madagascar on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

1,100 Measles Deaths Are More About Money Than 'Vaccine Hesitancy'

[IRIN] Antananarivo -In a healthcare centre in the Madagascan capital of Antananarivo nine-year-old Faneva inches his arm forward. The nurse disinfects his skin before inserting the needle. A few seconds later, it's all over. The young boy smiles in relief. (AllAfrica)