3 Jun 2020
Scuffles broke out between Madagascar police and protesters on Wednesday as citizens took to the streets in the eastern town of Toamasina to denounce anti-coronavirus lockdown measures.
21 May 2020
A drink made from a bright-green fern-like plant is being promoted in African countries as the go-to cure for COVID-19.
18 May 2020
Medical experts in the country are divided over the Federal Government’s acceptance of the herbal tonic from Madagascar for the treatment of coronavirus patients in Nigeria
16 May 2020
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday received the delivery of the country's allocation of the Madagascar anti-coronavirus drink. "President Buhari has received the Madagascan native formulation against the COVID–19 pandemic," Bashir Ahmed, a presidential spokesman tweeted. Ahmed said the president further "reiterated that he will listen to science before allowing traditional or any new medicines…
14 May 2020
The President, Muhammadu Buhari has given approval that the drug to fight the vicious Coronavirus may be brought in from Madagascar. He does not see any harm in bringing in the drug as long as it is validated and it works. It is not clear whether we are paying for it or not. Some believe the drug is an allocation and Nigerian is not placing orders for it. The President’s nod has predictably been engulfed in a controversy. The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria is aghast, describing bringing in what it calls COVID Organics as importing “coal into New Castle.” It fights shy of calling it a scandal, but does say it is a shame.
11 May 2020
Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina on Monday batted away criticism for promoting a homegrown "remedy" for COVID-19, charging that the West has a condescending attitude
7 May 2020
The World Health Organization on Thursday advised governments to clinically test a herbal drink touted by Madagascar's President Andry Rajoelina as a remedy against coronavirus.
4 May 2020
Madagascar's President Andry Rajoelina has promised to release a prominent journalist who was detained after criticising his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
30 Apr 2020
Despite the insistence of the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Natural Medicine Journal that no vitamins, minerals, herbs, nutrients
29 Apr 2020
The confounding challenge COVID -19 poses to human ingenuity necessitates that, even as the rest of the world searches for a cure in their different ways, Africa must muster the confidence to develop and test its own remedy too.
23 Apr 2020
Unarmed Madagascar soldiers went door-to-door in the capital Antananarivo, doling out sachets of a local herbal tea touted by President Andry Rajoelina as a powerful remedy against the novel coronavirus.
21 Apr 2020
The president of Madagascar Andry Rajoelina has officially launched a local herbal remedy claimed to prevent and cure the novel coronavirus.