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2015-04-22 A Provocative Tana Forum Discussion - Challenging Africa's Towering Figure
[Addis Standard] A shiver ran through the public attending the annual Meles Zenawi Lecture Series at the 4th Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa when Ali Mufuruki, the CEO of Infotech Investment Group LTD , disputed the towering symbolism of the prominent Pan-Africanism Kwame Nkrumah as an African hero. and questioned the idea spread by the founding fathers of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) which later became the African Union (AU). "Pan-Africanism is dead," said Ali Mufuruki to a considerable murmur from

2015-04-21 Madagascar Crowned African Beach Soccer Champion - CAF 2015 Championship in Seychelles Dubbed a Sucess
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -The national beach soccer team of the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar have shown that they can truly be a strong force in the sport on the African continent.

2015-04-21 Islanders End West Africa's Dominance of Beach Soccer
[This Day] West African dominance of the CAF Beach Soccer Championship came to an end in the Seychelles on Sunday evening as Madagascar beat defending champions Senegal in the final played in the newly-built stadium in Roche Caiman. There was some consolation though for the beach Teranga Lions as they will join the islanders at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Portugal later this year.

2015-04-20 Madagascar Needs Penalties to Earn Crown
[CAF] The 1(2)-1(1) penalties win for Madagascar over reigning African champions Senegal was exciting as they come, with Madagascar taking the first lead, but the Senegalese stormed back, then an cautious period led to an electric overtime, but that gave way to a penalty shootout. Even in the shootout there were saves, clutch goals, and misses. The win gives Madagascar their first every CAF African Beach Soccer Championship crow and their semi-final victory on Saturday already secured their spot in the FIFA Beac

2015-04-20 Kagame Joins African Leaders for Tana High Level Forum
[New Times] President Kagame yesterday joined the 4th edition of the Tana High Level Forum on Security. Held in Bahir Dar, the forum brought together over two hundred leaders from across Africa and the globe for two days of exchange on "Secularism and Politicised Faith."

2015-04-20 Madagascar to Make First Ever World Cup Appearance After Penalties Win
[CAF] The 4(3)-4(2) penalties victory for Madagascar over Cote d'Ivoire was a semi-final for the ages, which would not have disappointed as a final either. The tension and excitement continued to build and there were lead changes and ties that meant there was not a boring moment. The Elephants took a safe two goal lead only to have it dissipate under the mental fortitude of Madagascar. The Barea showed their mettle and fought back and eventually took a slim lead in the final period, but that margin was not enoug

2015-04-19 Madagascar Blazes to Top of Group and Into Semis
[CAF] The 8-5 win for Madagascar over Morocco was very convincing and helped to significantly boost the victors' confidence going forward in the tournament. The speed at the beginning of the match was insanely fast, with seven first period goals being scored and a late flurry in the second period added to that total, before Madagascar played safe in the final 12 minutes to secure the three points. The win puts Madagascar in 1st place in the group, after three straight victories, and gives them a date with Cote d

2015-04-16 How to Save Oceans With Contraceptives - a Radical Approach
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Oxford, England -In Velondriake, a remote fishing community in southwestern Madagascar, a quiet revolution is under way that takes marine conservation beyond saving the environment to improving economic opportunities and offering health services.

2015-04-17 Paradise to the Rescue - Tanker Helps Distressed Vessel Ride Safely to Madagascar
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria, Seychelles -"A happy ending to what could have been a long journey lost at sea."

2015-04-15 Revealed: the Digital Poverty Holding Back Global Growth and Development
[WEF] The Global Information Technology Report 2015 finds a growing digital divide within and across countries, with the full economic and social benefits of the internet only available to a minority of the world's population

2015-04-16 Madagascar Takes Lead Three Times in OT Win
[CAF] The 3-2 (aet) extra period victory for Madagascar over Senegal was a shock to Senegal, the defending CAF African Beach Soccer Championship. The game was enthralling and close from start to finish as Madagascar scored first, then scored the third and fifth and final goal, as the game was always within one goal for Senegal. The Senegalese were calm throughout but showed energy and scoring ability when they needed it, but the Madagascan side just made more plays, and ultimately the last big play. The win give

2015-04-15 CAF Beach Soccer Championship Gets Underway
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -The 2015 Confederation of African Football's (CAF) African beach soccer championship kicked off in Seychelles on Tuesday with Nigeria, Cote D'Ivoire, Senegal and Madagascar making wins in their debut matches.

2015-04-15 Madagascar Changes Fortunes and Earns Comeback Win
[CAF] The 9-4 Madagascar victory over Ghana did not look to begin that way, as the Black Stars took an early 2-0 lead, only to see their lead disappear. Ghana fought back and tied matters but then Madagascar took off for good, keeping Ghana relatively quiet the rest of the way. Madagascar had to earn their place in this qualifier a week earlier on the same sand and they used that familiarity to ultimately defeat Ghana. The win ties Madagascar with fellow day 1 winner Senegal, at the top of Group B, both with a t

2015-04-13 Madagascar Wins First Cosafa Beach Soccer Tournament
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -The national beach soccer team of the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar put up an impressive performance winning all three games played at the COSAFA beach soccer tournament held in Seychelles from April 9 to 11.

2015-04-09 EU Naval Force Warship Esps Rayo Conducts Maritime Training With the Malagasy Navy
[EU Navfor] On Thursday 26 March, EU Naval Force warship ESPS Rayo conducted maritime training with the Malagasy Navy during her port visit to Antsiranana.

2015-04-08 Red Cross Scales Up Response to Support Flood Affected Families
[IFRC] Nairobi/Antananarivo -With consistent heavy rainfall leaving tens of thousands of families displaced in Madagascar, the Malagasy Red Cross Society, with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and other Movement partners, is ramping up its response operations to ensure timely and effective aid reaches those who need it most.

2015-04-02 Mahlab Meets Madagascar's President
[Egypt Online] Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab met Madagascar's President Hery Rajaonarimampianina.

2015-04-01 Sailors From EU Naval Force Warship ITS Grecale Help With Repairs At Orphanage and Train Navy Forces
[EU Navfor] During her recent port visit to Antsiranana, Madagascar, ITS Grecale helped with essential maintenance repairs at a local orphanage and trained local naval forces.

2015-03-30 Comesa Lends Support for Establishment of EU-Funded Maritime Security Centre in Seychelles
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -Seychelles is on track to establish a European Union-funded Operation Coordination Centre to promote maritime security, after the Indian Ocean archipelago of 115 islands received regional backing for the proposal from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).

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