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IMF says Madagascar economy on the mend
IMF says Madagascar economy on the mend

Madagascar's economy is showing signs of recovery, although spending in key sectors like health and education remain under pressure.

IMF says Madagascar economy on the mend
'40 percent' of Madagascar budget lost to corruption: PM
'40 percent' of Madagascar budget lost to corruption: PM

Madagascar's Prime Minister Roger Kolo has vowed to stamp out corruption after revealing that 40 percent of his country's budget is lost to graft.

'40 percent' of Madagascar budget lost to corruption: PM
Madagascar names prime minister after deadlock
Madagascar names prime minister after deadlock

After months of post-election deadlock Madagascar's president named a new prime minister Friday, tapping the relatively unknown doctor Roger Kolo for the post.

Madagascar names prime minister after deadlock
Madagascar votes for new president
Madagascar votes for new president

Madagascans voted Friday for a new president and parliament in run-off elections aimed at pulling the island out of the political and economic doldrums and restoring democracy.

Madagascar votes for new president
Madagascar vote results trickle in
Madagascar vote results trickle in

Madagascar began announcing results in dribs and drabs Saturday after its first post-coup presidential elections, with only 52 polling stations out of 20,001 reported in the morning.

Madagascar vote results trickle in
Madagascar hopes post-coup presidential vote will end crisis
Madagascar hopes post-coup presidential vote will end crisis

Poverty-wracked Madagascar began voting Friday in long-delayed presidential elections meant to restore democracy and pull the country out of the crisis it plunged into after a 2009 coup.

Madagascar hopes post-coup presidential vote will end crisis
Tiny rainforest frogs hear with their mouths
Tiny rainforest frogs hear with their mouths

Some of the tiniest frogs on Earth have no middle ears or eardrums but can hear by using their mouths.

Tiny rainforest frogs hear with their mouths
President of Madagascar Andry Nirina Rajoelina. ©REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine
Madagascar strongman says won't run in vote if rivals withdraw

Madagascar leader Andry Rajoelina has vowed to withdraw his controversial candidacy for upcoming presidential polls if his rivals do the same, as mediators scramble to save a deal aimed at ending a four-year political deadlock.

Madagascar strongman says won't run in vote if rivals withdraw
Rare find: two new species join primate club
Rare find: two new species join primate club

Scientists Tuesday made a rare live addition to the order of primates, unveiling two new species of mouse lemur -- tiny, big-eyed animals that inhabit the forests of Madagascar.

Rare find: two new species join primate club
Madagascar's hungry eat grasshoppers after deadly cyclone
Madagascar's hungry eat grasshoppers after deadly cyclone

With small, silent steps, 10-year-old Borikely carefully picks her way through the tall grass of a Madagascar field in search of her dinner. She's hunting for grasshoppers, which she'll catch with a stick.

Madagascar's hungry eat grasshoppers after deadly cyclone
Kazakhstan and Madagascar Foreign Ministers discussed cooperation in Astana
Kazakhstan and Madagascar Foreign Ministers discussed cooperation in Astana

Kazakhstan Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrissov met with his colleague from Madagascar Pierrot Jocelyn Rajaonarivelo in Astana.

Kazakhstan and Madagascar Foreign Ministers discussed cooperation in Astana

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