Special series

Madagascar: Return of a President

We follow ousted President Marc Ravalomanana as he tries to win back power amid political intrigue and foreign interest.

Africa

Plague kills 124 in Madagascar, cities most affected

The southeast African island of Madagascar is scrambling to contain an outbreak of pneumonic plague

Plague kills 124 in Madagascar, cities most affected

Health

Madagascar has the plague: What you should know

Five important questions about an outbreak of the deadly disease in the African island nation of Madagascar.

Why is there a plague outbreak in Antananarivo?

Africa

Madagascar plague: 30 killed as the public panic over disease

Madagascar is trying to contain an outbreak of the highly contagious plague. At least 30 people have died in the past two months, and almost 200 suspected cases have been reported.

Weather

Cyclone kills 38, displaces 53,000 in Madagascar

Powerful storm causes 'enormous' damage in Madagascar, killing dozens and forcing tens of thousands from their homes.

Cyclone Enawo death toll rises to 38, displaces 53,000

Africa

Strongest cyclone in 13 years hits Madagascar

Cyclone Enawo makes landfall in northeastern Madagascar, packing winds of up to 270 kilometres per hour.

Strongest cyclone in 13 years hits Madagascar

Poverty & Development

The bitter taste of Madagascan vanilla

In the world's top vanilla exporting country farmers live in poverty and constant fear of losing their crop to theft.

The bitter taste of Madagascar vanilla

Africa

Madagascar: Truck crash kills 47, including newly-weds

At least 47 people die and 22 suffer injuries in road accident outside the town of Anjozorobe near Madagascar's capital.

Madagascar: Truck crash kills 47, including newly-weds

Science & Technology

Drones launch off-grid healthcare in rural Madagascar

New project aims to enable villagers to diagnose and treat conditions via drone-delivered test samples and vaccines.

Drones launch off-grid healthcare in rural Madagascar

Weather

Risk of famine as severe drought grips Madagascar

Hundreds of thousands of people go hungry as food shortages intensify in the world’s fourth largest island nation.

Health

Traditional healers and modern medicine in Madagascar

Officials and NGOs hope to work with healers, who thrive in remote areas, in order to reach underserved communities.

Traditional healers and modern medicine in Madagascar

Madagascar

Madagascar: The vulnerability to tuberculosis

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

Madagascar: The vulnerability to tuberculosis

Madagascar

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: Two teens killed in grenade attack

Africa

Madagascar: On the hunt for sharks

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

Madagascar: On the hunt for sharks

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.

The endangered lifeline of Madagascar's sharks