Stories about Madagascar
Ken Behrens-Canberrans caption error creates Australia's accidental COVID-19 hero
"In response to Chief Minister Andrew Barr’s kind words, I’d like to say 'You’re welcome' ;p. Though please don’t tell him that I’m not actually at home right now!"
Cyclone Chalane hit Mozambique, leaving much less damage than previous storms
The storm lost intensity before it hit the country. With memories still fresh of Cyclone IDAI, which left 600 dead in March 2019, Mozambicans feared the worst.
2018 across sub-Saharan Africa: Our favorite stories of epic change and transformation
From long-time leaders stepping down to citizens rising up, a cautious hope surges alongside the continuous struggle. Here are our favorite stories from across Africa in 2018.
Madagascar's land defenders call for a comprehensive framework to protect Malagasy rights
"It is crucial that these communities know that they are not alone in their fight and that other citizens support their cause."
Madagascar citizens demand transparency in a fishy deal with China
The livelihoods of Madagascar’s coastal communities will be seriously threatened if they must compete with the potential catch capacity of these fishing boats.
Will a World Cup joke force France to have a necessary conversation about Africa?
"By calling them an African team it seems you are denying their Frenchness."
First comprehensive study on child abuse in Madagascar points to alarming level of violence
89% of children report having suffered from domestic abuse at least once and 30% of minors in the island have had a child.
Who are the main candidates in Madagascar's presidential election?
The next presidential election shows every sign of bringing another stormy episode to political life in Madagascar.
False Rumors of a Collapsed Tunnel in Madagascar Raise Questions about Cybercrime and Punishment
Moral of the story so far: No one is anonymous behind his screen; don’t take everything that is said on the internet at face value.
Small Farmers in Madagascar Say Chinese Investors Forced Them to Sell Their Land for Dirt Cheap
"Is there anything that regular people like us can do to protect our land? We air complaints to...the media or on social media, but no one dares to stand up."
It’s a Small World After All: Into the Deep Podcast
Spend time with someone from a different country or who speaks a different language, and you'll soon realize you have more in common than you first thought.
In Madagascar, People Remember One of the Deadliest French Colonial Wars in History
"...I would just like to spare a thought for all the families who know that they paid a price in spilled blood for the country..."
In Niger and Worldwide, a Legendary Surgeon and Humanitarian Is Mourned
Jean-Marie Servant, a specialist in reconstructive plastic surgery, a celebrated humanitarian, and a “giant among men,” has died. On social media, his friends are remembering his compassion and genius.
Explore the Lesser Known Part of Madagascar: The Amber Mountain National Park
Amber Mountain National Park lies 40 kilometres from Diego Suarez, in the north of Madagascar. Its humid rainforest covers 23.000 hectors.
Empathy Was All Around in 2016 for the French-Speaking World, Too
It would be a shame to ignore 2016's less publicized, but still important events, so here goes our look back at the good stuff this year in the French-speaking world.
Facebook’s Controversial ‘Free Basics’ Project Spreads to 47 Countries
Free Basics is a collaboration between Facebook and mobile providers that allows access for free but limited access to internet.
La Francophonie Summit Comes to Madagascar, Where Demonstrators Are Waiting
Madagascar, where the majority of people still live in poverty, has spent vast sums of money to organise a major summit. How much money exactly, nobody knows.
For Migrants of All Kinds, the Football Pitch Can Be a Place of Real Empathy
Lova Rakotomala plays football even though he's terrible at it. This is why.
Conservationists in Madagascar Race to Exterminate Troubling Toad
Conservationists seek to eradicate a deadly Asian invader, but finding the necessary funds is proving difficult.
Why Everyone in Madagascar Is Making Jokes About Pineapple
PineappleGate in Madagascar is much more than meets the eye.
The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: Just Do Your Job, Man.
This week we take you to Russia, India, Madagascar, Venezuela and Singapore.