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2014-10-21 The Fight Against Exploitation Of Underage Domestic Workers
[Gender Links]For years socio-economic crises in many countries has pushed young girls into domestic work.Girls are carrying the burden of supporting their families financially. This has a downside as these girls are prone to many abuses in host families. In Madagascar, there is continued efforts to fight against underage domestic labour. Read more...

2014-10-20 SADC Angry At Arrest of Former Madagascar President
[CAJ News]Pretoria -THE Southern African Development Community (SADC) region has expressed grave concern over the illegal detention of former Madagascar president Marc Ravalomanana.

2014-10-17 Ban Urges Respect of Democratic Institutions As Former President Returns
[UN News]United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today rejected remarks made by former President of Madagascar, Marc Ravalomanana, challenging the legitimacy of his country's democratic institutions.

2014-10-16 Regional Leaders 'Sad' at Ravalomanana Arrest
[SAPA]Johannesburg -SADC expressed sadness on Thursday at the situation in Madagascar stemming from its former president Marc Ravalomanana's return to the country and subsequent arrest.

2014-10-16 Madagascar - the Return of the Impatient Exile
[Daily Maverick]Marc Ravalomanana has reluctantly spent the last five years in South Africa. All the while, he's been pining for home - and political power - in Madagascar. But his unexpected and unsanctioned return on Monday didn't go quite according to plan, and he now finds himself locked up as a guest of the country's new president in a remote military facility. Nonetheless, his impatience might just force Madagascar to finally confront its demons.

2014-10-14 Ravalomanana's Church Protests Arrest, Seeks U.S. Response
[PCUSA]Louisville -Statement issued by Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk, Office of the General Assembly

2014-10-16 SADC Speaks Out On Madagascar
[SAnews.gov.za]The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has expressed sadness at the arrest of former President Marc Ravalomanana after his return to Madagascar.

2014-10-14 From Dr Mugabe to Baby Spice in Southern Africa
[The Daily Vox]Each week award winning journalist KRISTEN VAN SCHIE brings you all the news that's worth knowing from across the SADC region. Here is this week's SADC wrap.

2014-10-14 Ravalomanana Arrested
[Namibian]Antananarivo -Back home yesterday morning and after holding a press conference at his home in Madagascar's capital Antananarivo, Madagascar's former President Marc Ravalomanana was taken by security forces, supporters at the scene told Xinhua.

2014-10-07 Land Reform Picks Up New Steam
[Africa In Fact]Mamy Safidison, 25 years old, and his brother Handry Njarasoa, 26, may not share the same last name--common for siblings in Madagascar--but they do share a piece of land in the village of Merimandroso in the northern highlands of this island nation.

2014-10-06 UN Says Latest Phase of Locust Campaign a Success
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Rome -In the fight for control of Madagascar's fields, farmers and the United Nations declared a partial victory this week, after pushing back a plague of locusts threatening to ravage the livelihoods of 13 million people.

2014-10-03 UN Calls for More Funding to Keep Locust Plague in Check
[UN News]Citing efforts to stave off a resurgence of Madagascar's locust plague, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today stressed the urgency of bridging a $14.7 million funding gap to cover aerial surveys, control operations, equipment and pesticides.

2014-10-02 Locust Plague Halted, but at Great Risk of Resurgence
[FAO]Rome -Achievements of FAO and Government of Madagascar threatened by funding gap

2014-10-01 China Celebrates 65th Anniversary of National Day in Madagascar
[Focac]Antananarivo -Chinese Embassy in Madagascar celebrated on Friday the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Madagascar's capital Antananarivo, receiving warm congratulations from Malagasy officials.

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