Madagascar: The vulnerability to tuberculosis

Despite a major commitment to universal healthcare, the government is heavily reliant on external funding and donors.


Grenade attack in Madagascar capital kills two teens

President Rajaonarimampianina labels attack on national day, in which 84 people were wounded, an "act of terrorism".


Madagascar: On the hunt for sharks

As fisheries collapse due to overfishing and climate change, Madagascar fishermen migrate further out to find fish.

Poverty & Development

The endangered lifeline of Madagascar's sharks

Over-fishing threatens not only the survival of shark species, but also impoverished fishing communities in Madagascar.


UNESCO status forces change on Reunion's island farmers

Farmers hurt by limitations brought about after much of French territory east of Madagascar became world heritage site.

Arts & Culture

In Madagascar, cockfighting is big business

Traditional sport is major source of income for many with wealthy enthusiasts betting even cars and houses on roosters.


Parliament dismisses 'incompetent' Madagascar president

Lawmakers agree to discharge Hery Rajaonarimampianina for alleged constitutional violations and general incompetence.

101 East

Return of the Lizard King

101 East exposes an infamous wildlife trafficker at the helm of an illegal multi-million dollar business.

People & Power

Madagascar's Chinese Vanilla

How Chinese entrepreneurs have taken control of Madagascar's booming vanilla trade and what it means for local farmers.

Poverty & Development

Swaziland unrest looms after US rescinds trade deal

Swaziland's workers bear the consequences after it was removed from lucrative US trade bloc for failing on human rights.


Plague outbreak kills 40 in Madagascar

WHO warns of deadly disease spreading in densely populated capital city with weak healthcare system.


Madagascar ex-leader 'will not be deported'

Overthrown Marc Ravalomanana has been asked to participate in national reconciliation process, presidency says.

Business & Economy

Lebanon's migrant workers under pressure

A Lebanese court recently ruled in favour of a foreign domestic worker, but rights groups say many challenges persist.


Egypt vs African Union: A mutually unhappy ending?

The year-long wrestling match between the African Union and Egypt has left its scars on both fighters.

by Solomon Dersso


US cuts Swaziland from lucrative trade pact

Country dropped from African Growth and Opportunity Act over its crackdowns on protesters.