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Is There New Hope for Madagascar?

Russell Mittermeier | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact
Russell Mittermeier

Madagascar is one of the world's most unusual countries -- an iconic "hotspot" in every sense of the word. It has also been the site of devastating poverty and environmental destruction, accelerated in recent years by an ineffective, corrupt government.

LOOK: Superheroes Take Their Kids To School

Posted 05.22.2013 | Parents

School mornings are stressful, even for the most organized and creative parents. If you ever feel like it would take a superhero to get your kids out ...

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 ...

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.

Madagascar Crisis: Opposing Parties Reach Power-Sharing Agreement: UN

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The leaders at the centre of Madagascar's political crisis have reached agreement on a power-sharing government, the UN special envoy says....

Madagascar Ex-President: I'll Be Back

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Ousted Madagascar President Marc Ravalomanana has said he intends to return to the Indian Ocean island in the next few weeks....

Andry Rajoelina: The DJ Who Has Become Africa's Youngest President

The Guardian | Christina Corbett in Antananarivo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

He is the disc jockey politician, a charismatic, fresh-faced entrepreneur who swapped the turntables and nightclubs of Antananarivo for a movement tha...

African Union Suspends Madagascar

AP | ANITA POWELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The African Union on Friday suspended Madagascar as the international community stepped up the pressure on the increasin...

Madagascar's New Leader Rejected By Southern African Nations

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Southern African countries have refused to recognise Madagascar's new leader, Andry Rajoelina, who on Tuesday ousted the democratically-elected presid...

Madagascar President Resigns After Army Stormed His Palace

Mail & Guardian Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Madagascar President Marc Ravalomanana resigned on Tuesday, diplomats said, bowing to the inevitable after the army blasted its way into his offices a...

Madagascar's Presidential Palace Seized By Soldiers

Sky News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Armoured vehicles were driven through the gates of one of the President's buildings in the capital Antananarivo....

Madagascar Army Chief: Rivals Have 72 Hours To Solve Political Crisis

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The army chief has given Madagascar's rival leaders 72 hours to solve the island nation's political crisis, which has left more than 100 people dead....