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New PM vows to make Madagascar an emerging market
Madagascar's new Prime Minister Roger Kolo took office on Wednesday, vowing to turn the country from down-at-heel international outcast to true emerging market. "Madagascar should move from being an exporter of raw materials to an exporter of finished products with high value added." Kolo was appointed by President Hery Rajaonarimampianina, who was elected in December in a vote designed to bring ...(4/16/2014 2:11:14 PM)
Madagascar names new prime minister, eyes World Bank aid
By Lovasoa Rabary ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - Madagascar named Kolo Christophe Laurent Roger, a radiologist who lived abroad for decades, as its new prime minister on Friday, as part of a process aimed at ending prolonged political turmoil on the Indian Ocean island. President Hery Rajaonarimampianina, who took office in January, has pledged to woo foreign investors and tourists to Madagascar ...(4/11/2014 4:47:02 PM)
Madagascar names prime minister after deadlock
After months of post-election deadlock Madagascar's president named a new prime minister Friday, tapping the relatively unknown doctor Roger Kolo for the post. The announcement came in a statement from president Hery Rajaonarimampianina's office. It had been suggested that Andry Rajoelina -- the coup leader who ruled the country since 2009 -- may have sought the post.(4/11/2014 12:59:46 PM)
'Island of Lemurs: Madagascar' goes beyond the cute and cuddly
'Island of Lemurs: Madagascar,' a new Imax documentary narrated by Morgan Freeman, details the primates' history and how they are endangered. Who knew lemurs were zen masters?        (4/3/2014 9:36:29 AM)
Madagascar names new prime minister: presidency official
Madagascar has named Kolo Christopher Laurent Roger as its new prime minister, a senior presidency official said on Friday, part of a process aimed at ending years of political crisis on the Indian Ocean island. In January, Hery Rajaonarimampianina an ally of former president and coup leader Andry Rajoelina, took office pledging to woo investors after winning an election the month before, the ...(4/11/2014 10:27:59 AM)
Madagascar eyes economic recovery as donors resume support
By Lovasoa Rabary ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - Madagascar's finance minister on Thursday forecast its economy could grow by 3 percent this year and hit 12 percent in five years' time following peaceful elections on the Indian Ocean island, whose economy is still reeling from a coup in 2009. Madagascar, famed for its wildlife and eyed by foreign firms for its minerals, has struggled to lure back ...(3/28/2014 2:51:56 AM)
Madagascar's new leader seeks to win over donors
Madagascar's new president has launched a charm offensive against the world's biggest aid institutions, hoping to revive the support to his impoverished country that was cut off five years ago. Seeking to end the isolation that followed a 2009 coup that stalled the economy, Hery Rajaonarimampianina's efforts in Washington could mark a turning point for the African nation. "Madagascar has turred ...(3/18/2014 9:58:06 PM)
Madagascar takes first step on the road back to democracy
A coup in 2009 has led the island republic into poverty. But presidential elections on Friday could reverse that trend It is 4pm in the highland village of Antanifotsy and the Ranaivo family is hard at work, catching the last hour of daylight before heading home. Amid the terraced rice paddies so typical of the central plateaux of Madagascar, they are building a huge kiln, laid with about 15,000 ...(4/11/2014 5:34:44 PM)
Review: 'Island of Lemurs: Madagascar' get up close with nature
The Imax 3-D documentary 'Island of Lemurs: Madagascar' shows the animals in all their cute and endangered glory.        (4/3/2014 7:35:33 PM)
Madagascar battles locust swarms to save rice and maize crops
UN teams target larvae in a bid to destroy insects that can devour up to three times their body weight in a day A pair of farmers in Madagascar are struggling to drive off hundreds of thousands of locusts heading for their rice plantation, equipped with no more than a branch and a plastic bag. "It's the third time in a month that these bugs have come near here and I'm terrified we may lose ...(4/12/2014 3:10:43 PM)
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