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The Madagascar capital of Antananarivo has been hit with heavy rains this month, causing destructive landslides. These images are from January 8 landslides. BNGRC

Torrential rains, floods kill dozens in Madagascar

At least 31 people have died in Madagascar after a week of heavy rains in the country's northwest, officials said on Saturday.

Heavy rain kills dozens in Madagascar

At least 21 people have died in Madagascar following almost a week of torrential rain in the north-west of the island, the government said on Friday.
Pope Francis is pressing for the poor to have the dignity of work with a visit Sunday to a hilltop rock quarry in Madagascar where hundreds of people toil rather than scavenge in the biggest dump of the Indian Ocean nation's capital.

Pope presses need for dignity of work for Madagascar’s poor

Pope Francis is pressing for the poor to have the dignity of work with a visit Sunday to a hilltop rock quarry in Madagascar where hundreds of people toil rather than scavenge in the biggest dump of the Indian Ocean nation's capital.
Pope Francis arrives to attend a meeting with the Bishops of Madagascar in the Andohalo Cathedral in Antananarivo, Madagascar, on September 7, 2019. (AFP - Mamyrael)

Hundreds of thousands flock to Pope Francis Madagascar mass

Thousands of people were gathering before dawn Sunday in the Madagascar capital Antananarivo, braving a cold windy morning to hear Pope Francis say mass on the second leg of his three-nation African tour.
Madagascar have “called off” their international friendly against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana, earlier scheduled for this weekend.

Xenophobia: Madagascar cancels friendly with Bafana in South Africa

Madagascar have “called off” their international friendly against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana, earlier scheduled for this weekend.
Medical Tools belonging to a woman practicing illegal abortion are displayed on a table in her living room on July 25, 2019 in Antananarivo. In Madagascar, the predominantly Christian island state where the Pope is expected in early September, abortion is illegal, including in cases of rape, and punishable by 10 years in prison. In this poor country of 25 million inhabitants, three women die each day following a “spontaneous or induced abortion,” according to Lalaina Razafinirinasoa, national leader of the British-based family planning NGO, Marie Stopes International. GIANLUIGI GUERCIA / AFP

Madagascar’s ‘angel makers’ flourish in ban on abortion

Volatiana keeps her secret behind a flimsy wooden gate, tucked along a red brick wall at the back of her vegetable garden in Madagascar’s Antananarivo.
Strong indications abound that Barea of Madagascar will receive tumultuous reception when they return irrespective of what happens in the round of 16 or beyond.

Madagascan fans party all night over Super Eagles defeat

Strong indications abound that Barea of Madagascar will receive tumultuous reception when they return irrespective of what happens in the round of 16 or beyond.
What would have been a massive payday for the Super Eagles was bungled following the team’s shocking loss to Madagascar in a final Group B game of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations played yesterday.

Afcon: Super Eagles miss N162 million windfall following Madagascar loss

What would have been a massive payday for the Super Eagles was bungled following the team’s shocking loss to Madagascar in a final Group B game of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations played yesterday.
Rookies Madagascar are under no illusions that they remain underdogs at the Africa Cup of Nations, even after their shock win over Nigeria on Sunday that ensured top place in Group B and progress to the knockout stage.

Madagascar shock not creating any false illusions

Rookies Madagascar are under no illusions that they remain underdogs at the Africa Cup of Nations, even after their shock win over Nigeria on Sunday that ensured top place in Group B and progress to the knockout stage.
Madagascar's President Hery Rajaonarimampianina attends the 28th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and the Government of the African Union in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, January 30, 2017. Picture taken January 30, 2017. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

Hery Rajaonarimampianina alleges fraud in Madagascar vote

Former Madagascan president Hery Rajaonarimampianina on Thursday alleged that “many voting irregularities” pointed to fraud in this week’s election, heightening fears of a disputed result as counting continued.
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Madagascar ex-presidents in final bid to return to power

Two former Madagascar presidents drew tens of thousands of supporters to rival rallies in the capital Antananarivo on Saturday as they entered the final stretch of their election campaign.

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Several dead as freight ship sinks off Turkey’s Black Sea coast

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Dangote completes Nigeria’s longest concrete road

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Abia government begs teachers to resume classes

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Rivers: Robbery suspect arrested with police identity card

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