Africa

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.

Environment

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.

Politics

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.

Health

Plague outbreak kills 40 in Madagascar

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

Politics

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.

Politics

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

Politics

US cuts Swaziland from lucrative trade pact

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

Politics

Madagascar electoral court declares president

Former finance minister Hery Rajaonarimampianina has been declared president amid accusations of vote rigging.

Environment

Tropical Cyclone batters La Reunion

The sixth storm of the season brings flooding rains and damaging winds to the southern Indian Ocean islands