Madagascar battles killer measles outbreak
Frangeline is aged two but weighs no more than a four-month-old -- the terrible result of her battle with measles, which is cutting a deadly swathe through Madagascar.
Airtel Africa gets $200m cash injection, increases customer base
The African arm of Bharti Airtel, Airtel Africa added 13.8 million new subscribers to the network at the end of last year, increasing from 84.1 million in 2017 to 97.9 million in 2018. This is even as the Indian telecommunications firm, which operates in 14 countries across the region, has secured more external funding as…
Madagascar votes in showdown between two ex-presidents
Madagascans voted on Wednesday in a run-off election between two rivals who have waited years to come face-to-face in a fiercely personal battle for power in the Indian Ocean island.
Madagascan ex-presidents face off in election clash
Madagascar heads to the polls on Wednesday in a crunch head-to-head election between two arch-rivals who have dominated political life on the poverty-stricken Indian Ocean island for years.
Supersand Eagles to camp in Lagos for Beach Soccer AFCON
The Beach Soccer National Team, otherwise known as Supersand Eagles, will camp at the Aivoji Beach, Badagry outside Lagos ahead of next month’s Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Egypt. Two –time African champions Nigeria will join Cote d’Ivoire, Libya, Madagascar, Morocco, Senegal, Tanzania and hosts Egypt at the continental finals slated…
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.