Georgia Oboh bags first professional golf title at Cote d’Ivoire Open
It has started as predicted by golf enthusiasts. Georgia Oboh at the weekend began her professional career on a winning note, beating the field to take the Cote d’Ivoire Open title in Houphouet Boigny’s country. The exciting 17-year-old girl, whose game keeps improving every championship, decided to join the pro ranks after her exploits at…
Madagascar rivals set for election run-off
Two former presidents of Madagascar look set to compete in a hotly-contested run-off election in December after partial results Thursday showed they were frontrunners in the first-round vote.
Madagascar ex-president Rajoelina leads in vote count
Former Madagascar president Andry Rajoelina was leading after last week's presidential election aimed at ending a political crisis, ahead of rival Marc Ravalomanana, according to preliminary results released on Sunday. Rajoelina and Ravalomanana were frontrunners in the Nov. 7 vote in the poor Indian Ocean island that has struggled with instability since independence from France…
'Very minor' irregularities in Madagascar vote: EU
EU election observers said on Friday that Madagascar's presidential election this week had "very minor" irregularities after candidate Hery Rajaonarimampianina alleged the vote was mired by fraud.
AfDB agric pact with Purdue varsity fires youths’ passions
Increasing youth engagement in profitable agriculture and agribusiness is critical for sustainable agricultural development. For Miriam Ahuna Ofoeze, a young processor at the National Root Crops Research Institute in Umudike, Abia State, nothing now stands between her and her goal of becoming a successful agribusiness entrepreneur. Thanks to an innovative training programme sponsored by…
Madagascar seal first ever Nations Cup berth
Madagascar qualified for their first ever African Nations Cup finals after beating Equatorial Guinea 1-0 at home on Tuesday and were later joined by Egypt, Senegal and Tunisia in the 24-team field for next year's expanded finals. With two nations qualifying from 11 of the 12 four-team groups, Madagascar were always going to have a…
The Dead Dance With The Living In Madagascar
Madagascar, also known as the "eighth continent", boasts of rainforests, beaches, historic burial grounds and plants that are found nowhere else in the world. Named after the island in the same place, the country located in East Africa is home to the fourth largest island in the world. Since the arrival of humans on the…
Madagascar to hold presidential vote in November
Madagascar will hold a presidential election on November 7, the prime minister said Friday, after street protests and a political crisis that forced the appointment of a caretaker government.