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Intensive efforts are being made to save the unique but rapidly shrinking rain forest of the island of Madagascar, home to some of the greatest bio-diversity in the world. Only 15 per cent of the forest is now left, after a 35-year period in which the isl
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Madagascar's President Marc Ravalomanana cast his vote in Sunday's presidential elections which got under way despite ballot papers for four candidates not being delivered to polling stations. However, there were no signs of the violence that split this I
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Tourism numbers have plunged to record follows following an industrial action last month at Air Madagascar. The strike started on June 15 over what workers said was poor governance and mismanagement of the airline, leading to a 65-70 percent cancellation
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In Madagascar, skateboarding enthusiasts are not letting financial challenges dampen their fun. They learn and train using social media networking and watching online videos.
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Unique tradition of 'Savika' continues to live on in Madagascar, the ceremony of wrestling Zebu cattle brings the community together and creates room for romance to bloom.
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Following a government ban on plastic bags, new innovations are starting to sprout. One Malagasy company is now looking into making ordinary grocery bags, but from Cassava plant.
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Farmers in Southern Madagascar are also bearing the brunt of a three-year devastating drought. They are now in urgent need of aid, before the next planting season.
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Sapphires were first discovered in Madagascar in the late 1990s, and already the Indian Ocean island is one of the world's largest producers of the precious stones. Its 250-kilometre-long deposit is among the biggest in the world and has sparked a sapphir
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The Confederation of African Football has reportedly expressed its discomfort with declaration by the Council of Southern African Football Associations - COSAFA- which has endorsed a rival to CAF President Issa Hayatou for the Presidency. The regional blo
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At least 38 people have been killed by Cyclone Enawo that struck Madagascar this week. According to the country's disaster management department, the cyclone caused enormous damage countrywide. An estimated 153 thousand people have been displaced by water
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South Africa is one of the countries on the WHO's watchlist. Authorities there have cautioned citizens travelling to Madagascar to take precautions. CGTN's Yolisa Njamela reports.
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The Pneumonic plague outbreak in Madagascar has claimed 165 lives, with over 2000 people infected. That is according to the latest data from the World Health Organization. Nine countries that neighbor Madagascar remain on high alert although the plague ou
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The death toll from Madagascar's plague outbreak continues to climb. The latest figures from the World Health Organisation indicate that at least 143 people have been confirmed dead - and close to two thousand people have been infected. Some experts have