Traditional Practices Promote the Exploitation of Girls
[Gender Links]Antananarivo -Throughout Southern African there is a wealth of cultural diversity; of tradition, practice and ritual. Many cultural norms and values are positive and contribute to keeping traditions alive. There are however customs in place that contradict women's human rights.
Call for Impartial Media Coverage of Presidential Run-Off
[RSF]Reporters Without Borders calls on Madagascar's media to provide balanced and impartial coverage of the campaign for the second-round of the presidential election on 20 December and the elections for the national assembly's 151 members that are being held the same day.
Angola U20 Thrash Madagascar in Cosafa Cup
[ANGOP]The Angolan under20 senior males football team hammered on Wednesday Madagascar by 5-1, in group B's first round match of the cup of the Council of the Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA), in Maseru in Lesotho.
Angola U20 Face Madagascar in Cosafa Cup On Wednesday
[ANGOP]The Angolan under20 senior males football team will play on Wednesday at 7 p.m Madagascar for the group B's first round match of the cup of the Council of the Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA), in Maseru in Lesotho.
Nation Braces for Election Campaigns
[SAnews.gov.za]Antananarivo -Election campaigns in Madagascar for the presidential runoff in December will begin on Friday to field the two competitors Jean Louis Robinson and Hery Rajaonarimampianina.
'Land Grabbing in Madagascar - Echoes and Testimonies From the Field' Report Launch
[Fahamu]Madagascar, a country rich in natural resources and potential to sustain its own development even though its people is one of the poorest is the world, is facing strong pressures of land grabbing by local and foreign investors at the expense of peasant and local communities
Con-Court Rejects Demand for Election Results Cancellation
[The Herald]Antananarivo. -Five of 33 candidates in the first round of presidential election held in Madagascar on October 25 had demanded the revocation of election results under the pretext of "fraud, use of public prerogatives by certain candidates and bad organisation of the election."
Will Madagascar's Elections End the Perennial Crisis?
[ICG]The first round of voting in Madagascar's post-coup election has finally come to an end. The polling was largely peaceful. Observers quickly called it "free and fair" -- despite large numbers of would-be voters being excluded due to problems with the electoral lists -- and hailed it as a major step on the path back to democracy.
On the Road to Political Progress
[Chatham House]Madagascar managed to conduct the first round of an election to choose a new president, under terms set by the international community, in October.
SADC Should Take a Proactive Stance On Elections in Madagascar
[SAIIA]After successive postponements and delays since a coup d'├ętat in 2009, 33 candidates contested the presidential elections in Madagascar on 25 October 2013.
Madagascar Set for Run-Off After Inconclusive First-Round Presidential Vote
[SANF]Madagascar is set for a run-off on 20 December after no presidential candidate amassed enough votes to be declared outright winner following elections held in late October.
Election Goes to Second Round
[VOA]Madagascar's presidential election will go to a runoff vote, after no candidate received an outright majority in the first round.
Jassy Hopes Alive in Madagascar Rally
[Times of Zambia]ZAMBIA's Jassy Singh yesterday kept alive his hopes for a maiden African Rally Championship (ARC) title by staying hot on the heels of his main rival, Ugandan Jas Mangat after the first of three-day Madagascar Rally championship.
Gakwaya Appointed Steward for Madagascar Rally
[New Times]THE International Automobile Federation (FIA) Africa has appointed Rwandan Christian Gakwaya as a steward for the final 2013 Africa Rally Championship in the Madagascar International Rally which flagged off on Friday.
Jassy Geared for Madagascar Rally
[Times of Zambia]NEVER has Jassy Singh come so close to being crowned African champion as he is now.
Volunteers Hope Kids' Book Helps Fight Malaria in Madagascar
[State Department]Washington -Peace Corps volunteers Raegan and Patrick Spencer of Sterrett, Alabama, hope storytelling will be an effective way to teach schoolchildren in Madagascar about disease prevention and the causes and dangers of malaria.
I'll Adopt Chipolopolo Style to Win in Madagascar - Jassy
[Times of Zambia]AFRICA Rally Championship (ARC) title-contender, Jassy Singh says he will adopt the Chipolopolo 2012 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) winning mentality for him to win the Madagascar race that revs off tomorrow.