World Bank Approves Emergency Help to Improve Health and Food Security in Madagascar
[World Bank]Washington -The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors has approved emergency financing to Madagascar to help the country provide food security for 13 million people who are coping with a continuing locust infestation and drought.
WFP Strengthens Its Programmes in Madagascar With Support From Switzerland
[WFP]Geneva/Antananarivo -The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) strengthens its programmes aimed to combat food insecurity in Madagascar, particularly through its relief and recovery operation in response to natural disasters.
Microsoft Buys Carbon Credits From Madagascar Rainforest
[AlertNet]Madagascar's government has agreed to sell forest-related carbon credits to Microsoft and Zurich's zoo, which will help protect the Makira National Park, in the first sale of state-owned REDD+ credits in Africa, according to the group that manages the park.
Tough Challenges Ahead for Madagascar's New President
[Deutsche Welle]For five years Madagascar was paralyzed by a political crisis. New president Hery Rajaonarimampianina says he wants to reestablish the rule of law and fight corruption. This will be a tough task.
When Will the Donor Floodgates Open for Madagascar?
[IRIN]Antananrivo -The ups and downs of Madagascar's political fortunes and crises have been reflected in the often uncertain livelihood and prospects of Vonjiniaina Eliane Rafanomezantsoa, 33.
Tough Times for Fishing Communities
[Africa In Fact]The fishermen in Sarodrano, a coastal village in south-west Madagascar, complain about their steadily declining catches. "On a good day, I used to catch 15kg of fish," says Melau Feaucre Johanison, a 39-year-old fisherman. "But if it is too stormy, we don't catch anything. There are some months when there is no fish at all."
SADC Lifts Suspension On Madagascar
[SANF]Madagascar has had its suspension lifted by regional organizations following the restoration of constitutional order in the Indian Ocean Island.