22 Oct 2018
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…
17 Oct 2018
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…
17 Aug 2018
President Hery Rajaonarimampianina of Madagascar officially confirmed Friday he would seek re-election in November, setting the stage for a showdown with his arch-rival, opposition leader and ex-president Andry Rajoelina.
18 Jul 2018
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…
29 Jun 2018
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.
28 Jun 2018
Madagascar's new Prime Minister Christian Ntsay vowed Thursday that elections would be "transparent" and "free" after the Constitutional Court had ordered the formation of a "consensus" government to stage the polls by year's end.
4 Jun 2018
Madagascar's prime minister announced his resignation on Monday in the first step towards the naming of a "consensus" premier to resolve a political crisis sparked by controversial electoral reforms.
2 Jun 2018
Madagascar's opposition condemned President Hery Rajaonarimampianina on Saturday for rejecting their nominations for a "consensus" prime minister, who it is hoped will lift a crisis sparked by controversial electoral reform laws. Madagascar has been rocked by violent protests since April 21 that initially sought to oppose the new laws the opposition said were crafted to…
20 May 2018
It happened five years ago but "Andre" remembers being kidnapped at gunpoint like it was yesterday. He was snatched from outside his home in Madagascar, kept captive and beaten for several days, until his desperate family raised the ransom money to secure his release. For years, kidnapping gangs have operated largely with impunity in Madagascar,…
12 May 2018
The African Union is optimistic a deal will be struck in Madagascar to end the crisis that has shaken the Indian Ocean island where the president has faced street protests demanding his resignation. Madagascar has been rocked for three weeks by violent and deadly opposition protests following the introduction of controversial electoral laws that would…
24 Apr 2018
Hundreds of opposition activists in Madagascar on Tuesday called for the president to step down on a fourth straight day of anti-government protests in which at least two people have died.
11 Oct 2017
The little footbridge near Justin Rakatoarivony's home is submerged in a murky green liquid the texture of sewage.