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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ravalomanana's Church Protests Arrest, Seeks U.S. Response
[PCUSA]Louisville -Statement issued by Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk, Office of the General Assembly
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.
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.
[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.
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.
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.
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.
Locust Plague Halted, but at Great Risk of Resurgence
[FAO]Rome -Achievements of FAO and Government of Madagascar threatened by funding gap
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.