Arsu Retains Zone 7 Volleyball Club Championship Title
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles and Madagascar -The Seychelles women's team Arsu has proved that they are a real force in regional volleyball after emerging the winner of the Confederation of African Volleyball's Zone 7 Club Championship, which ended at the weekend.
Madagascar PM Taken to France for Treatment
[Nation] Madagascar's Premier Jean Ravelonarivo is being treated in a Paris hospital after suffering a mild heart attack.
IMF Executive Board Approves U.S.$42.1 Million Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility
[IMF] Press Release No. 15/528
Govt Moves Closer to Reforming Gender Discriminatory Law
[Fahamu] Madagascar is one of 27 countries around the world which continues to deny women the ability to confer citizenship on their children on an equal basis with men. Twenty MPs have committed to reform the current law.
Namibia Win Sevens Plate Trophy
[Namibian] Namibia's Sevens rugby team won the Plate trophy after beating Madagascar 24-17 in the Plate final in Johannesburg on Sunday.
Unprecedented Number of Women, Girls Using Modern Contraceptives in World's Poorest Countries
[FP2020] Washington, D.C. -According to a new report released today by Family Planning 2020 (FP2020), more women and girls than ever who want to avoid or delay a pregnancy -- 290.6 million -- are voluntarily using modern contraceptives in the world's poorest countries, an increase of 24.4 million from 2012.
Govt Plans to Amend Law That Fuels Statelessness
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dar es Salaam -Madagascar plans to amend a discriminatory nationality law that stops mothers passing citizenship to their children, making thousands stateless on the Indian Ocean island.
UN Agencies Warn of Deteriorating Food Security in Southern Madagascar
[UN News] Leading food agencies of the United Nations warned that 46 per cent of the population from eight regions of Madagascar, comprising of 1.9 million people are food insecure, including 450,000 people who face chronic food insecurity.
Severe Drought Hits Southern Madagascar
[Namibian] ANTANANARIVO -- Southern Madagascar has been hit by a severe drought, which has lasted for almost a year and killed many people.
Government, UN Food Agencies Warn of Deteriorating Food Security in Southern Madagascar
[WFP] The highest food insecurity rates are found in the island's drought-hit southern regions of Androy, Anosy and Atsimo Andrefana where 380,000 people - 30 percent of the population - are affected. The situation has been triggered by a significant decrease in food production during the past three agricultural seasons as a result of recurrent shortages of rainfall which also impacted this year's main harvest.