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2015-03-30 Comesa Lends Support for Establishment of EU-Funded Maritime Security Centre in Seychelles
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -Seychelles is on track to establish a European Union-funded Operation Coordination Centre to promote maritime security, after the Indian Ocean archipelago of 115 islands received regional backing for the proposal from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).

2015-03-17 PM Meets Special Envoy of Madagascar's President
[Egypt Online] Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab met on Sunday 15/3/2015 with the special envoy of Madagascar's president on the sidelines of Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC).

2015-03-16 The Social Legacy of Slavery
[Waza] Despite the abolition of slavery decreed on September 26, 1896 in Madagascar, the terms relating to the old hierarchical system: Andriana (noble), Hova (vacant), Mainty or Andevo (black or slaves) continue to be used. If the slave status no longer exists, it's legacy remains strong. Waza blogger, Miola Rajaonarivelo* reflects on the effects of this legacy on her own life.

2015-03-16 PM Meets Special Envoy of Madagascar's President
[Egypt Online] Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab met on Sunday 15/3/2015 with the special envoy of Madagascar's president on the sidelines of Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC) in Sharm el Sheikh.

2015-03-15 Tana River Revenue Collection
[The Star] Tana River county has collected only 6.7 per cent of its 2014-15 estimated Sh120 million revenue in its first six months of the financial year.

2015-03-13 The 'Cannibalism' of the Malagasy
[New Times] You are either in Madagascar for business or pleasure, but if you are overly adventurous, you could easily venture into the depth of the world's fourth largest island's culture; something that might leave you perplexed.

2015-03-10 Red Cross Mobilizes Teams As Flooding Inundates Madagascar
[IFRC] With more heavy rains expected this week, the Malagasy Red Cross Society has teams and materials positioned and ready to respond to growing needs following already extensive flooding which has left thousands homeless.

2015-03-05 Disaster-Prone Madagascar Battles Flooding and Drought
[IRIN] Antananarivo -Authorities in Madagascar are struggling to respond to increasingly severe flooding in the central highlands region of the country that includes the capital, Antananarivo, in addition to a prolonged drought in the south.

2015-03-05 IMF Staff Concludes Staff Visit to Madagascar
[IMF] End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF's Executive Board. This mission will not result in a Board discussion.

2015-03-06 Female Zebras Lie in Wait for Madagascar
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The senior national women's football team is expected to finish what they started three weeks ago when they meet Madagascar in the second leg of the All Africa qualifiers at the National Stadium on Friday evening (March 6).

2015-03-02 World Bank Boosts Fisheries in South West Indian Ocean Countries
[World Bank] Washington -The World Bank Group's (WBG) Board of Executive Directors today approved a total of US$75.5 million to improve the management of fisheries and increase the economic benefits from fishing-related activities for families living in the coastal communities of the South West Indian Ocean region.

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