Madagascar's Crocodile Farmers Waiting to Get Skin Back in the Game
[Monitor] At the Croc Farm in Antananarivo, crocodiles lazily bask in the hot mid-morning sun, raising their core body temperatures and awaiting a chance to feed.
Empowering Malagasy Women Through Climate-Smart Raffia Production
[ITC] Support for women's associations in Madagascar to enhance raffia production is also helping the conservation of biodiversity in the Makira Natural Park.
France Repatriates 150 Smuggled Rare Tortoises to Madagascar
[RFI] Some 150 rare tortoises are to be returned to Madagascar by French customs, who seized thm in December while they were being smuggled to Laos. The reptiles needed several months of intensive care after being transported hidden in cases of sea cucumbers.
Madagascar Sees a New Generation of Women Leaders
[UNFPA] Antananarivo -"I used to tell young people to stand up for their ideas," said Tiana Razafinimanana, in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar. Today, she is not only helping the country's young people express their ideas - she is helping to make those ideas a reality.
Opposition Radio and TV Station's Regional Office Ransacked
[RSF] Reporters Without Borders is concerned about an attack on a regional branch of Viva, a radio and TV broadcaster owned by former transitional President Andry Rajoelina, the leader of the opposition party Mapar.
Ladies Win Volleyball Final to Retain Indian Ocean Island Games Title While the Men Relinquish Title to Reunion
[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles women's volleyball team have clinched the gold medal after winning the event's final at the 9th Indian Ocean Island Games in Reunion this Saturday.
'Get Rich Quick' With Pink Sapphires - For Some
[Africa In Fact] In the early 1990s, only 40 people lived in Ilakaka, a sleepy village off the beaten path in south-west Madagascar more than 700km from Antananarivo, the capital of the rugged Indian Ocean island. The government took little interest in the village; it was no more than a blip on the map.
Madagascar Votes in Milestone Municipal Election
[UNDP] Voters today headed to the polls in Madagascar to elect mayors and local officials. The election was one of the final steps of a Southern African Development Community (SADC)-brokered roadmap to end the crisis and consolidate the country's young democracy.
AU Commission Chairperson Sends Best Wishes to African Athletes Participating in the Indian Ocean Island Games
[African Union] Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - -The African Union Commission Chairperson H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has sent a message of best wishes to all African athletes, coaches, team officials, volunteers and organizers of the Island States participating in the Indian Ocean Island Games (IOIG) in Reunion Island, from the 1st to the 9th of August 2015.
Plane Debris Linked to Mh370 Arrives in France for Tests
[RFI] A piece of Boeing 777 wreckage that washed up on an Indian Ocean island arrived for analysis in France early Saturday, after Malaysian authorities said the part recovered almost certainly came from missing flight MH370.
Four Men to Sue Tana Governor
[The Star] FOUR men have been given the go-ahead to sue Tana River Governor Hussein Dado over the county land board nominees.
'A Very Good Man in Africa' - Stephen Ellis
[African Arguments] Stephen Ellis who died yesterday was one of the greatest Africanists of his generation. He was also a great friend to me and my family and also to RAS. He edited African Affairs from 1998 to 2006 bringing several bright young academics to the journal.
Noted Scholar Dies
[African Arguments] The Leiden African Studies Centre is very sad to report that Prof. Stephen Ellis died on July 29, 2015. Stephen had leukemia, a disease that first manifested itself three years ago, and was treated effectively until three weeks ago.