Coronavirus pandemic

Madagascar: People without face masks forced to sweep streets

New rule was announced on April 20 alongside the gradual lifting of lockdown measures in three main cities.

Madagascar: People without face masks forced to sweep streets

Africa

Madagascar floods: Fears of hunger and malnourishment

At least 16,000 people have been displaced by floods across seven regions of Madagascar in recent days.

Floods

Torrential rains, floods kill dozens in Madagascar

At least 31 killed and thousands displaced by heavy rains and flooding in southern African island nation, officials say.

Torrential rains, floods kill dozens in Madagascar

Africa

At least 16 dead in Madagascar stadium stampede

Incident occurred outside Mahamasina stadium, where thousands of people had gathered for an independence day concert.

Many killed in Madagascar stadium stampede

Risking it all

Seeking Riches Along Madagascar's Rosewood and Sapphire Trail

Out-of-work gamekeepers are turning to poaching the endangered rosewood tree - risking arrest, injury and even death.

Madagascar

Madagascar government struggles to contain measles virus

Close to 1,000 people - mostly children - have died of the disease in the past five months.

Weather

Tropical disturbance brings flooding rains to southeast Africa

At least six dead in Malawi because of ongoing heavy rain, say the local media reports.

Tropical disturbance brings flooding rains to southeast Africa

Madagascar

Madagascar court declares Rajoelina as election winner

Ruling by Indian Ocean island's High Constitutional Court comes after complaints from second-placed Marc Ravalomanana.

Madagascar court declares Rajoelina as election winner

Africa

Thousands protest 'election fraud' in Madagascar

Supporters of losing candidate Marc Ravalomanana gather in Antananarivo to protest alleged fraud in runoff vote.

Thousands protest 'election fraud' in Madagascar

Madagascar

Ex-president Rajoelina wins Madagascar vote: Election commission

Country's constitutional court has nine days to declare final results, which may be challenged by Ravalomanana.

Ex-president Rajoelina wins Madagascar vote: Election commission

Madagascar

Ex-president closes in on Madagascar election win

Partial results show Andry Rajoelina leads against rival Marc Ravalomanana with more than half of votes counted.

Ex-president Rajoelina closes in on Madagascar election win

Opinion

Madagascar elections: An environmental disaster in waiting

Election of Andry Rajoelina as Madagascar's new president would be yet another blow to the survival of nature.

William Laurance

by William Laurance

William Laurance

Madagascar

Madagascar ex-presidents to compete in runoff election

Marc Ravalomanana and Andry Rajoelina will contest second round election on December 19, country's top court says.

Madagascar ex-presidents to compete in runoff election

Africa

Former Madagascar leaders head to election runoff

Andry Rajoelina and Marc Ravalomanana expected to contest December 19 second round of voting.

Former Madagascar leaders head to election runoff

Madagascar

Madagascar election observers report 'very minor' anomalies

Regional and European observers deny serious irregularities, as alleged by a former president.

Madagascar election observers report 'very minor' anomalies