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ELIAKIM has come with heavy rains, causing strong floods in the eastern part of Madagascar mainly in the Regions of SAVA, SOFIA, ANALANJIROFO, ATSINANANA, ALAOTRA MANGORO where most of the damage is expected. As a result, communities in affected regions have been hit by three storms ...
Madagascar is known as an ark for biodiversity that's found nowhere else on the planet. Unfortunately, it's also known for the bevy of threats that those distinctive species that live in its rainforests, woodlands and wetlands face. Now, the International Union for Conservation of Nature reports that many of the ...

(MissionNewswire) According to Salesian missionaries in the Fianarantsoa region of Madagascar, forests are being reduced by about 200,000 hectares a year due to unscrupulous activities in the area. Various firms and activities damage the environment in the Fianarantsoa region, which also has several ...
ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - Former Madagascar finance minister Jean Razafindravonona is being held in pre-trial detention over misappropriation of public funds, the country's anti-graft office said on Thursday. Razafindravonona, who was finance minister from April 2014 to February 2015, was detained ...
Severe Tropical Storm Eliakim made landfall in north-eastern Madagascar on 16 March in Maroantsetra district, which was one of the districts most affected by Tropical Cyclone Enawo in 2017. After 48 hours of heavy rain, winds and floods in the north and north-eastern areas of Madagascar, Eliakim left the ...
STAMFORD — Northeast Elementary students will be putting on “Madagascar: A Musical Adventure Jr.,” based off the Dreamworks Animation movie. The show will premiere on Friday, March 23 and a second show will be held Saturday, March 24. Both shows are at 7 p.m. and will be held at Northeast ...

It all starts with Marty the Zebra—he causes all the trouble and commotion in “Madagascar, Jr. – A Musical Adventure,” which opens for a three-week run at the Landers Theatre, 311 E. Walnut, on Thursday March 22nd. One of Springfield Little Theatre's YES Troupe players, Andrew Wilson, plays Marty.
At least 17 people died when a tropical storm hit eastern Madagascar over the weekend, authorities said. More than 6,000 people were displaced by the storm, called Eliakim, the National Office of Risk and Disaster Management said in a statement late on Sunday. The tropical storm hit the island's ...
Madagascar is exposed to a variety of weather and climate phenomena that have wide-ranging impacts on human health and safety, natural resource availability, economic activities, and homes and other infrastructure. Southern Madagascar frequently experiences drought, while the northeastern regions ...
We wanted to know how children in low-income countries use laptops in their everyday lives; in school and after class. To find out, we embarked on a study in a village in Madagascar four years after the project was launched there. Our results show that the use of computers in low-income countries supports ...
Severe Tropical Storm Eliakim passed through Madagascar from 16 to 18 March 2018, bringing intense rainfall, floods and winds. The worst-affected areas were the Antongil Bay and Masoala Peninsula in Maroantsetra District, and Mandritsara and Ambilobe districts. According to the Malagasy authorities, ...
ANTANANARIVO (AFP) - A powerful tropical storm that lashed the island of Madagascar has left 20 people dead and affected 19,000 more, according to an official toll. The storm also closed several national highways that were flooded by the heavy rain, the country's disaster management office said late on ...
Antananarivo, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Tropical cyclone Eliakim killed at least seven people, authorities in Madagascar said today. ... Press sources recalled that only one of the four cyclones born in the Indian Ocean since January has not affected Madagascar, and warned that others were expected before ...
Both storms hit Toamasina, Madagascar's second largest city. Images on social media showed widespread flooding with roads and homes inundated. According to local media, at least one person has been killed by Eliakim and many more have been injured. The storm is now weakening as it moves ...
'It is big business,” says Dominique Rakotoson, a vanilla trader from Sambava, the sprawling “vanilla capital” of Madagascar's northeast. Heavy traffic is whirling up dust and thin plastic bags: flashy, brand-new SUVs are rushing by, loud Malagasy pop music booming from the speakers. No whiff of vanilla in ...
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar — Two weeks ago, the bodies of 11 critically endangered lemurs were discovered in Iaroka forest inside the Zahamena Ankeniheny Corridor protected area in eastern Madagascar. The lemurs were allegedly killed by one of the local officials charged with protecting them, ...
... • The weather system reached the Masoala Peninsula in Madagascar on the morning of 16 March, bringing heavy rains and strong winds. Situation. Severe Tropical Storm Eliakim made landfall in the Masoala Peninsula on 16 March at 10 a.m. local time. The weather system is expected to make a ...

India has offered Madagascar 80 million US dollars Line of Credit for agriculture and mechanization. President Ram Nath Kovind, who is in Madagascar on the second leg of his two-nation, said, India is keen to bring in expertise, and replicate infrastructure success stories in other African countries through ...
“The behaviour of the police, as depicted in the video, is utterly abhorrent and condemnable. This brutality shows the contempt with which the police in Madagascar treat human life. “It is totally unacceptable that the Malagasy police should ill-treat and abuse the same people they have a duty to protect.
ANTANANARIVO, March 7, 2018 - There is no school on Wednesday afternoons in Madagascar. Six-year-old Miranto heads home to find his friend Sitraka waiting for him as usual on his doorstep. We are in the commune of Ambohimidasy Itaosy, five kilometers from the capital. Sitraka has been waiting ...
[WATCH] Cyclone Dumazile spreads fear across Madagascar ... Cyclone Dumazile has caused widespread panic across the island of Madagascar amid damaging winds and record-breaking rainfall. Dumazile Cyclone. Dumazile was first spotted in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar, last week Friday.
Antananarivo - Madagascar's authorities said on Wednesday they had arrested a suspected poacher after 12 lemurs, a highly endangered species, were found dead. The bodies of the rare primates were found on February 28 in the forest of Antavolobe Iaroka, in the eastern district of Andasibe. "We have ...
DUBAI: Dubai Cares (DC), part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has partnered with Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) to improve access to Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) facilities in schools in two of Madagascar's largest cities, Antananarivo and Mahajanga.
We are on a morning commute with Madagascar's bootleggers. Ahead and behind me, hundreds of smugglers jog in single file. Under my feet, the well-worn rock of an ancient trail winds between ridges. All around us, primary forest gleams in last night's heavy dew. Our destination is a valley at the edge of ...
The storm, named Dumazile, formed two days ago and since then has been throwing torrential rain across Madagascar. The cyclone is moving painfully slowly, at only 17 kilometres per hour, ensuring the heavy rain continues to fall for a prolonged period. In the north of the island nation, Antsiranana has ...
Dumazile will brush Madagascar and La Reunion with gusty winds and flooding rainfall through the beginning of the week. Currently a tropical cyclone, Dumazile is expected to strengthen further and may become a intense tropical cyclone during the beginning of the week. "The environment east of ...
One of Kenya's staunchest female football fans Carol Radull eased tension among local fans as Kenyan club AFC Leopards travelled for their CAF Confederation Cup match in Madagascar against Fosa Juniors. The renowned sports journalist took to her social media page to share a viral image of a ...
How will the twelve times Kenyan Premier League champions make it to the next round of Caf Confederation Cup? AFC Leopards will take on Madagascan side Fosa Juniors in the second leg of the Caf Confederation Cup on Wednesday. The Kenyan representatives fluffed their chance to at least get ...
LANZHOU, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- Xu Mingwei is spending his second Spring Festival away from home in Madagascar. Xu, 55, is a physician from the Second People's Hospital in northwest China's Gansu Province. He is among the 21st group of Chinese doctors sent by the Gansu provincial government to ...
While most of the cars we tend to encounter on a daily basis are made by huge, global corporations, it's important to remember that there's interesting cars being put together all over the world, including places that one doesn't normally associate with automobile production. Madagascar is one of those ...
The whirring of blades thrummed methodically overhead as I stepped out of the helicopter and took my first step into the jungle of Madagascar. The rhythmic buzzing pounded on my eardrums and cut through the forest like a chain saw—hardly the unobtrusive arrival one would expect on a lemur safari, but ...
Hot on the heels of its successful ASX listing, BlackEarth Minerals has produced an impressive mineralogy report on its flagship Maniry deposit in Madagascar. The new report confirms the existence of high-purity, jumbo flake sized graphite at the project, which are capable of attracting premium prices for ...
From Mauritius he will visit Madagascar,” one of the officials said. President Kovind had made his first foreign trip as head of state to the African continent last October. The central government aims to develop closer ties with the Indian Ocean countries amid China's growing proximity with the littoral states ...
UNESCO's CapED Programme has been active in Madagascar since 2011 supporting the country's vocational education and training, with particular emphasis on agriculture, being the largest sector. In January 2018, CapED formed a partnership with Fondation CHANEL to further vocational education and ...
This report is based on the passage of Intense Tropical Cyclone Enawo which affected Madagascar in March 2017, the strongest cyclone experienced by the country over the last 10 years. Cyclone Enawo came in through the North East of the country, at the level of Antalaha district, as a strong category 4 ...
According to Dr. Douglas Hume, department chair of sociology, anthropology and philosophy, the Malagasy— or people native to Madagascar—care for others in the community and, in turn, find that they are able to care for themselves. Initially, Hume conducted research for his dissertation at the University ...
ENTEBBE, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- KCCA FC, Uganda's representatives in the 2018 CAF Total Africa Champions League, traveled to Madagascar this morning ahead of their game on Saturday. "We are going for a real battle and to make sure that we get a good result before the return leg at home in two weeks.
Madagascar's President Hery Rajaonarimampianina must be feeling rather like a pharaoh of the Old Testament. During the past four years when he has governed the country it has been visited by an astonishing succession of plagues. First locusts consumed vast swathes of farmland, then droughts, ...
The World Health Organization chief Wednesday said a deadly plague epidemic appeared to have been brought under control in Madagascar, but warned the next outbreak would likely be stronger. "The next transmission could be more pronounced or stronger," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom ...
In the hit drama 'Reply 1988', Hyeri's character Deok Sun excitedly prepared to be the 'sign girl' for Madagascar but lost her chance as the country ultimately decided to drop out of the games. With this in mind, Ambassador of Madagascar considered Hyeri as the 'sign girl' for the 2018 Winter Games.
KCCA captain Denis Okot Oola in action against Vipers' Frank 'Zagga' Tumwesigye. Okot is expected to play against Police in the warm up match. Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Football Club will on Wednesday morning play in their third consecutive build up match against Police F.C before flying ...
And it's not just wildlife – its towns, villages and landscapes also make it a vibrant cultural hub for the people of western Madagascar. So far, only a few intrepid ecotourists have visited the site, but this is set to change. Asity Madagascar (BirdLife Partner) has brought together local and national organisations ...
And it's not just wildlife – its towns, villages and landscapes also make it a vibrant cultural hub for the people of western Madagascar. So far, only a few intrepid ecotourists have visited the site, but this is set to change. Asity Madagascar (BirdLife Partner) has brought together local and national organisations ...
In her first appearance before the international development committee, Mordaunt said DfID had “managed to stop an outbreak of the black death in Madagascar”. She said: “It was our phenomenal preparedness, our swift response and our expertise that has literally saved thousands of lives and averted a ...
The story of a daring escape from a tropical prison sounds like something out of an action film. But on New Year's Day, fiction became reality as a Frenchman named Houcine Arfa arrived in France, saying he had fled his jail cell in Madagascar. An ex-boxer and former soldier, Mr Arfa said he had been ...
Even so, it remains an endemic threat in a number of African countries that are among the poorest on the planet, including Madagascar. The bacteria that causes the plague, Yersinia pestis, is transported by rats and transmitted to human beings by their fleas. In Madagascar, it tends to make a comeback ...
Dreamcoat Fantasy Theatre is presenting MADAGASCAR on January 23rd, 24th and 25th for school presentations and Jan 26th and 27th for public performances at The Capitol Centre. Under the direction of Krysten Griffith with Vocal Direction by Fiona Spack and Choreography by Riley Beam, 95 children ...
A French security expert who went to Madagascar to advise the island nation's president Hery Rajaonarimampianina was jailed for three years for corruption and abuse of power. But he managed to escape late December and then accused the island's justice minister and its chief prosecutor of accepting ...
MADAGASCAR has seen a new suspected plague case, sparking fears of another deadly outbreak of the disease, according to reports. More than 200 people perished in the ... What is the Black Death plague epidemic in Madagascar and what are bubonic plague symptoms? Health workers get ready for a ...
This lemur is not at all shy - as this series of photographs shows it dancing for the camera. The Verreaux's Sifaka, otherwise known as Dancing Sifaka, who was caught strutting its stuff in Madagascar, has definitely learnt a lesson or two from King Julian - from the 2005 film 'Madagascar'. The Verreaux's ...


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