World Bank Supports Improved Social Service Delivery and Boosting Jobs Creation
[World Bank]Washington -The World Bank Group's Board of Executive Directors today approved a total of US$95 million to support Madagascar's efforts to improve public service delivery and boost key areas for job creation.
EU Naval Force Flagship Its Andrea Doria Conducts Local Maritime Capacity Building During Visit to Antsiranana, Madagascar
[EU Navfor]On 16 December, during her port visit to Antsiranana, the EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, conducted Local Maritime Capacity Building (LMCB) training with personnel from the Madagascan Navy.
Madagascar Impresses Global Conservation Congress With Community-Controlled Marine Protection Plans
[Seychelles News Agency]Sydney -The president of Madagascar, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, has pledged to triple his country's marine protected areas and set up a legal framework to defend local communities' rights to manage their own fishing grounds.
Enhancing Biodiversity Export Opportunities From Madagascar
[ITC]ITC fosters discussions among stakeholders to strengthen the links between biodiversity conservation and trade in Madagascar.
The Politics of Opportunism
[Africa In Fact]Personality trumps principle in Madagascar.
Madagascar Welcomes EU Naval Force Frigate FGs Luebeck
[EU Navfor]On Monday 24 November, the Republic of Madagascar welcomed the EU Naval Force German frigate, FGS Luebeck, and her crew in to the port of Antsiranana. As a German warship has not visited Madagascar for some time, the German Ambassador, His Excellency Harald Gehrig and FGS Lubeck's Commanding Officer, Commander Semrau, took the opportunity to invite Government and military representatives on board.
Regional Business Barriers - Unlocking Economic Potential
[SAIIA]In 2011, the SADC Secretariat in collaboration with Deutsche Gesellschaft fÃ¼r Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) initiated a research and dialogue project to identify the most significant constraints to doing business in the SADC region. The idea was to make these more tangible - beyond the desk research stage, by conducting firm-level case studies on the identified constraints.
UN Health Agency Warns of 'Rapid' Spread of Plague in Capital
[UN News]The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of a "rapid" spread of the plague in the capital of Madagascar, where health authorities have reported 119 cases of the bacterial disease, including at least 40 deaths in the island nation.
Bubonic Plague Festers in Madagascar's Slums
[Deutsche Welle]The bubonic plague: it still gives Europeans the creeps, centuries after it wiped out swathes of Europe. The disease still exists; Peru, China and the US regularly report cases. But one island isparticularly hard hit.
Nation Hit by Deadly Plague
[WHO]On 4 November 2014, WHO was notified by the Ministry of Health of Madagascar of an outbreak of plague. The first case, a male from Soamahatamana village in the district of Tsiroanomandidy, was identified on 31 August. The patient died on 3 September.