Madagascar

Sdg Setback ‘tremendous’ As Covid-19 Accelerates Slide

Open drainage ditch, Ankorondrano-Andranomahery, Madagascar. Credit: Lova Rabary-Rakontondravony/IPSBy Gareth Willmer and Fiona BroomMay 26 2020 (IPS) Crucial global goals to reduce hunger and poverty and curb climate change have gone backwards or...

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Hope For Baobab On The Brink As Thousands Of Trees Are Planted In Madagascar

Even giant trees begin their life as humble seeds.

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Mesmerizing Footage Of A Giant Fire Millipede In Motion

While at the Marojejy National Park in Madagascar, wildlife photographer David Weiller (previously) captured mesmerizing footage of a giant fire millipede crawling up a branch with its 160 red legs moving in stunning locomotion. Millipedes have 2...
Related topics: Photography

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‘don’t Forget Madagascar’s Children’, Un Appeals For Long-term Help As Emergency Worsens

Since 2012, the plight of children in Madagascar has not improved and is in many cases getting worse, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday.

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Curious Lemur Sees Strawberry For First Time

The lemur is one of the most mysterious animals. Everyone can imagine a cute animal with big eyes, familiar from the cartoon "Madagascar", but not everyone knows that there are 101 species which differ greatly from each other in their way of life,...

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Modi Gov't Appoints New Defence Attache In Madagascar To Boost Indian Ocean Presence - Source

New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s strategic move to focus on the western Indian Ocean does not come a moment too soon, given China’s emergence as a major player in the region. Beijing has been using this area as a 'bridge' to Africa. France and the...
Related topics: India, New Delhi, China, Beijing, France, United Kingdom

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In Nations Rich And Poor, Climate-related Disasters On The Uptick

Japan, the Philippines and Germany top a list of countries worst hit by climate-enhanced extreme weather last year, with Madagascar and India close behind, researchers said Wednesday.
Related topics: Japan, Philippines, Germany, India

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Bone-gnawing Carnivorous Dinosaur Replaced Teeth Rapidly

Scientists have been researching a species of meat-eating dinosaur that lived in the Madagascar region about 70 million years ago. The dino is called the Majungasaurus, and what the team of researchers has found is that the creature replaced its...

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How Russia Meddles Abroad

New York Times: “Of all the places for Russia to try to swing a presidential election, Madagascar is perhaps one of the least expected. … But two years after the Russians’ aggressive interference in the United States, here they were,...
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Saturday Assorted Links

1. Suresh Naidu and Alice Evans podcast on democracy being better for economic growth than autocracy. 2. Toko Telo, with d’Gary, a song from Madagascar. 3. “There are 440 million fewer blackbirds than there once were.” (NYT) 4....
Related topics: Podcasts, Germany

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Photos: Vanilla Boom Is Making People Crazy Rich — And Jittery — In Madagascar

The price of vanilla is ten times higher than a few years ago. That's bringing unimagined wealth to local villages — and problems as well.(Image credit: Tommy Trenchard)
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Africa’s Catholic Church Faces Competition And A Troubled Legacy Even As It Grows

Pope Francis has completed his seven-day tour of three African countries: Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius. It was a significant trip for a number of reasons. During his visit, the Pope spoke on issues of peace and ecological sustainability that...
Related topics: Religion, Pope Francis, Mozambique, Mauritius

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Pope Presses Need For Dignity Of Work For Madagascar's Poor

Pope Francis is pressing for the poor to have the dignity of work with a visit Sunday to a hilltop rock quarry in Madagascar where hundreds of people toil rather than scavenge in the biggest dump of the Indian Ocean nation's capital.   After...
Related topics: Pope Francis, Religion

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City Of Hope Rises From Madagascar Garbage Site

When he was six, Liva spent his days rummaging around an enormous landfill overlooking the hills of Madagascar's capital Antananarivo.

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Pope Francis To Visit Indian Ocean African Countries Hard Hit By Poverty

Pope Francis flies out on Wednesday for a week-long tour visiting three Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster. The pope will visit Mozambique and Madagascar, as well as Mauritius, countries visited by pope...
Related topics: Pope Francis, Religion, Mozambique, Mauritius

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Madagascar’s ‘angel Makers’ Flourish In Ban On Abortion

Volatiana keeps her secret behind a flimsy wooden gate, tucked along a red brick wall at the back of her vegetable garden in Madagascar’s Antananarivo. “There are around eight foetuses buried here,” said the Malagasy mother of six,...

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10 Statistics That Tell The Story Of The 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations

Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images From Madagascar’s incredible run to penalty shootout drama, AFCON 2019 was unforgettable, and these numbers tell the tale. Algeria had a run to remember in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, especially in the...
Related topics: World Photos, Algeria

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Madagascar Keep Dream Run Alive With Shootout Win Over Dr Congo

Alexandria (Egypt) (AFP) – Africa Cup of Nations debutants Madagascar kept their remarkable run going on Sunday with a penalty shootout victory over the Democratic Republic of Congo after a 2-2 draw to secure a place in the...
Related topics: Democratic Republic Of Congo, Egypt

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Congolese Bakambu Relishing Chance To Face Giantkillers Madagascar

Cairo (AFP) – Democratic Republic of Congo sharpshooter Cedric Bakambu is relishing the chance to face giantkillers Madagascar Sunday in an Africa Cup of Nations last-16 clash in Egypt.     The countries last met in a 2017 Cup...
Related topics: Egypt, Cairo, Democratic Republic Of Congo

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Nigeria Fired Up By Madagascar Hurt, Says Troost-ekong

Alexandria (Egypt) (AFP) – Nigeria defender William Troost-Ekong said the shock 2-0 group stage defeat by Madagascar was providing extra motivation for the team ahead of Saturday’s clash with defending Africa Cup of Nations champions...
Related topics: Nigeria, Egypt, Cameroon

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