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· October, 2010

Stories about Madagascar from October, 2010

Madagascar: Village Burned Down by Highwaymen during Cattle Robbery

The villages of Ampasimbe and Ankaenihenibe in Madagascar were attacked by gangs of highwaymen [Fr] (Dahalo in Malagasy) that made away with 18 and 15 zebus respectively. As the Ampasimbe villagers...

Africa: Journalists Still Struggling for Press Freedom.

Reporters Without Borders published the Press Freedom Index today (10/20/2010). The section of the report on Africa mentions that Eritrea is last for the 4th consecutive year and that amongst...

Madagascar: Citizens Reporting of the Latest Clash Between Armed Forces and Protesters.

Blogger Jentilisa gives a detailed eyewitness account [mg] of the latest acts of violence [fr] between security forces and protesters on October 18th in Antananarivo, Madagascar.  An estimated 1,500 people protested in front...

Africa: Misrepresentation of Africa in Movies

Africa is a Country discusses the film Madagascar in the context of Africa's image in movies: “It doesn’t take a microscopic reading to see that Madagascar is a colonial narrative....

Somali Pirates Captures Taiwanese Fishing Boat off Madagascar Coast

Somali pirates may have seized  Taiwanese fishing ship Feng Guo and its 14 crew members off the east coast of Madagascar. Le Matinal adds that  Mauritius PM will speak out today...

Madagascar: A Referendum on the New Constitution Proposal

A referendum on a new constitution has been scheduled for November 17. The holding of a referendum is still heavily disputed by both the opposition and the international community. Malagasy...

Sahel Region: On Paying Ransom for Hostages

Hostage-taking by a militant Islamist group called Al-Qaeda in The Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) is on the rise in the Sahel region which spans across several countries in the north of...

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