Madagascar

Youtubers’ Campaign Will Plant Trees In California, Kenya, And India

Thanks to YouTuber MrBeast’s viral tree planting campaign, more than 21 million trees will be planted across the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Haiti, Indonesia, Ireland, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nepal, and the United...
Related topics: Kenya, India, United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Haiti, Indonesia, Ireland, Mozambique

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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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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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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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Watch Madagascar Vs. Dr Congo Live Stream: 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations Round Of 16, Start Time,...

The first Round of 16 in the history of the Africa Cup of Nations is only two days old, but of the four matches so far, three of them have ended in upsets — and two of those upsets could be considered major shocks, as BeSoccer reported. On Friday,...

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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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Here’s How Madagascar’s Leaders Could End Their Country’s Long History Of Civil Conflict

My research found which kinds of peace negotiations work -- and which lead to more upheaval.

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Madagascar On Verge Of Last 16 After Beating Burundi

Alexandria (Egypt) (AFP) – Madagascar are on the verge of making the last 16 in their first Africa Cup of Nations after Marco Ilaimaharitra scored to earn a 1-0 win over Burundi in Alexandria Thursday.   The Indian Ocean islanders, ranked...
Related topics: Burundi, Egypt

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At Least 15 People Killed, 75 Injured In Stampede At Madagascar Stadium - Reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least 15 people were trampled to death and 75 more injured in a stampede at the Mahamasina stadium in the Malagasy capital of Antananarivo during the Independence Day celebrations on Wednesday, local media reported.
Related topics: Russia, Moscow

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Madagascar Claim First Point At Cup Of Nations

Alexandria (Egypt) (AFP) – Africa Cup of Nations debutants Madagascar secured a first ever point at the tournament on Saturday after an entertaining 2-2 draw against Guinea in their Group B opener in Alexandria. Guinea started without...
Related topics: Egypt, Guinea

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Madagascar Court Upholds Jail Terms For Tortoise Traffickers

An appeals court in Madagascar on Wednesday upheld a six-year prison term for three people trafficking in critically endangered radiated tortoises.    Two men and a woman were also fined more than $26,000 when they were convicted last...

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