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Searching for Beauty in Haiti

Philippa P.B. Hughes | Posted 01.09.2012 | Arts
Philippa P.B. Hughes

I attended the Transculturel Forum of contemporary art in Haiti a little over a month ago. This program brought artists from around the world (Madagas...

UN: Sanctions on Madagascar Causing Hunger

AP | Posted 09.21.2011 | World

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar -- A U.N. food official says international sanctions against the government of Madagascar's coup leader have left half of the...

Dozens Of Reportedly Abused Maids Flown Home From Lebanon

Yahoo! News || Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ANTANANARIVO (AFP) -- Madagascar's government early Thursday flew home 86 women domestic workers from Lebanon who had been subjected to abuse, amid co...

Obama's Unfinished Business

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Wagner

Obama's slow-and-steady approach to foreign political crises has resulted in the continuation of political limbo for Honduras, Madagascar, the Ivory Coast and now, potentially Egypt.

Andrew Zimmern Finds The Most Bizarre Food Ever, And The Limit Of His Appetite

Andrew Zimmern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Zimmern

Ten thousand miles from my home I find myself confronted with an inner monologue I thought I would never find: would I eat human flesh? What a question.

Madagascar Coup Announced As Military Group Claims Takeover

AP | LOVASA RABARY-RAKOTONDRAVONY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar — A group of military officers revolted Wednesday as Madagascar held a referendum on a new constitution that calls for ...

Is Africa Losing its Taste for Democracy?

John McCauley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John McCauley

The recent failed election in Cote d'Ivoire, which has generated competing claims to the presidency and a high risk of return to widespread violence, is the latest in a series of electoral setbacks in sub-Saharan Africa.

Why Madagascar Matters

Susan Zakin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Zakin

Madagascar's story is a chess game between the French and the Americans, who have been vying for influence for the past decade. Per usual, the real losers are the people, who have been plunged into unimaginable suffering.

Orphans International Worldwide Unveils New Website for Sponsoring Kids - Including Haiti

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) unveiled its new website, the third since its founding in 1999. I created the first, which was indeed primitiv...

Reclaiming the Sword: 50 Years Later, a Brief Account of Africa's Road to Independence

Olusegun Obasanjo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Olusegun Obasanjo

Next week, President Barack Obama will host a three-day forum for young African leaders to mark the fact that 17 African countries are celebrating 50 years of independence from colonial rule.

Madagascar Bird EXTINCT: Water Bird Not Seen In 25 Years

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GENEVA — Alien fish species and nylon nets have forced the extinction of a water bird in Madagascar, a conservation group said Wednesday. The f...

Bastille Day Celebrations In Paris (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Proud Parisians celebrated this year's Bastille Day in spectacular style, with a military parade and fireworks display -- but the event was not withou...

Man Against Nature is Man Against Man

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Valerie Tarico

In recent years I've found myself interested in one story to the exclusion of all others: the grand story of a universe, and a small blue planet, and her transient fabric of life.

Madagascar: West Knows Best

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Valerie Tarico

Even people who hate colonialism recognize that we have information worth sharing. How can we ensure that the ideas being promoted are the best we have to offer?

Reza Pakravan Bikes Himalayas To Raise Money For Schools In Madagascar

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Over a year ago, Reza Pakravan, a credit risk analyst living in London, spent three weeks on a volunteer trip with UK-based nonprofit Azafady in Madag...

Madagascar's Illegal Tortoise Trade Is Devastating The Species

Scientific American | John Platt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Armed bands of poachers are illegally collecting Madagascar's radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) by the truckload for the lucrative pet and meat ...

Movie Review: How To Train Your Dragon

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Like the least of the Dreamworks films, Dragon suffers from a shortage of jokes. But it has a strong enough story and animation to keep kids fascinated and even adults occupied.

RIP Charlie Gillett, World Music Pioneer

Michal Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michal Shapiro

Charlie Gillett was one of those great music people who had an unerring ear and a true passion for good sounds from rock to blues to world music.

Who's Eating Madagascar's Lemurs?

GlobalPost | Nicolas Brulliard | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Bit by bit, the natural resources of Madagascar -- a biodiversity hotspot known for its unique vegetation and wildlife -- are being plundered....

Madagascar's Lemurs Endangered Once Again

The Guardian | David Smith in Berenty, Madagascar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The lemur, a furry primate that symbolizes Madagascar's unique biodiversity, is under renewed threat from a "timber mafia" pillaging the island's fore...

Madagascar Security Uses Tear Gas On Protesters In Antananarivo

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar — Security forces have used tear gas to disperse protesters in Madagascar's capital near the presidential palace. The ...

Africa remains the final frontier for economic growth | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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An employee of Logistique Petroliere in Madagascar. Photo: Flickr user DavidDarricau Ayo Johnson, a Worldfocus contributing blogger, writes a...

Madagascar's Wildlife In Danger (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Madagascar has one of the most unique and diverse ecosystems - and is the only place that lemurs live in the wild. Sadly, it has lost nearly 90% of it...

Cable's top programs for Sept. 14-20

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Rankings for the top 15 programs on cable television networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of Sept. 14-20. Days and start times (EDT) are in parentheses:

1. NFL Football: Buffalo vs. New England (Monday, 7 p.m.), ESPN, 10.22 million homes, 14 million viewers.

2. NFL Football: San Diego vs. Oakland (Monday, 10:17 p.m.), ESPN, 8.77 million homes, 11.94 million viewers.

3. "NCIS" (Wednesday, 8 p.m.), USA, 3.62 million homes, 4.75 million viewers.

4. "Hannah Montana" (Sunday, 7:30 p.m.), 3.487 million homes, 5.06 million viewers.

Diamonds Are Not Forever

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Botswana is an example of how to wisely administer a natural resource endowment.