World Hunger Falls, but 805 Million Still Chronically Undernourished
[FAO]Rome -MDG target to halve proportion of world's hungry still within reach by end of 2015
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.
Madagascar Leader Grateful
[The Herald]Victoria Falls -MADAGASCAN President Hery Rajaonarimampianina has applauded SADC's intervention in brokering peace in his country which paved way for the December 2013 elections that restored stability in his country. The former finance minister won the presidential election on December 20, the first in the country since the 2009 coup that plunged Madagascar into a political crisis that has sharply slowed economic growth and deepened poverty.