Madagascar Launches CARMMA
[UNFPA]Madagascar became the 44th African country to launch CARMMA, the Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa, on 15 September. Madagascar joins the other islands of the Indian Ocean, which have launched the campaign and put in place key activities to ensure an end to preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths.
Madagascar - the Curse of Economic Growth
[Fahamu]With its wealth of natural resources, Madagascar has the potential for healthy economic growth, yet remains mostly poor. The government must stop elites from fighting over national profits in a way that keeps plunging the country into turmoil and recession
World Hunger Falls, but 805 Million Still Chronically Undernourished
[FAO]Rome -About 805 million people in the world, or one in nine, suffer from hunger, according to a new UN report released today.
View On Private Sector - Insuring Against Climate Change
[SciDev.Net]A recent UN report said that global warming will cause trillions of dollars of damage to coral reefs in the Caribbean. It also warned that small island states will be disproportionally affected by the impact of climate change: their coral reefs, which their economies depend on, are under significant environmental stress.
Madagascar's Youth Urged to Be Bold Leaders
[UNFPA]"Be bold and move forward. The responsibility is yours first and foremost - I encourage you to be responsible young leaders. I count on you!"
Zim Davis Cup Team Beat Madagascar, Top Pool A
[The Herald]THE Zimbabwe Davis Cup team overcome the loss of a game to beat Madagascar and finish top of their Pool A at the Group III Africa Group round-robin matches in Cairo, Egypt, yesterday. Benjamin Lock lost the opening game but Takanyi Garanganga evened the scores when he beat his opponent 6-1, 6-4. Garanganga and Mark Fynn then played in the decisive doubles match which they won 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7-0).
The SADC Wrap - Lesotho General Flees Into Mountains and Antananarivo Suffers a Plague of Locusts
[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.
Locust Swarms Fill Antananarivo Skies
[VOA]Locust swarms filled the skies over Madagascar's capital this week. However, an expert says it does not mean the locust plague in the nation has returned.