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Did Mammals Sleep Through Cosmic Impact That Ended Dinosaurs?
A shrewlike creature in Madagascar that can hibernate for at least nine months of the year without waking may help reveal how mammals survived the cataclysm that ended the age of dinosaurs, researchers suggest. Since the climate in which tenrecs have lived has changed little for millions of years, Lovegrove said equally little seems to have changed regarding how tenrecs respond to environmental ...(10/22/2014 9:54:42 AM)
Madagascar plans licensing round in 2015 once new petroleum law passed
By George Obulutsa NAIROBI (Reuters) - Madagascar plans to issue licenses for three on-shore and up to 50 off-shore exploration blocks next year once parliament approves a new petroleum law, a senior energy ministry official said on Friday. Madagascar, famed for its wildlife and eyed by foreign companies for its minerals and its hydrocarbon prospects, has struggled to court oil and mining giants ...(10/17/2014 9:04:51 AM)
Madagascar 'won't expel' detained ex-president
Antananarivo (AFP) - Madagascar's ex-president Marc Ravalomanana, who was placed under house arrest after returning from exile, will not be deported and will be asked to take part in national reconciliation efforts, the presidency said Saturday.(10/18/2014 5:01:05 PM)
Madagascar police disperse pro-Ravalomanana rally with teargas
By Lovasoa Rabary ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - Madagascar police on Saturday fired teargas at supporters of ex-president Marc Ravalomanana, who was placed under house arrest this week after returning to the Indian Ocean island for the first time since he was deposed in a 2009 coup. Authorities banned the planned rally but about 300 Ravalomanana supporters ignored the decree and clashed with the ...(10/18/2014 12:15:10 PM)
Wife of jailed Madagascar ex-leader calls on country to 'rise up'
Antananarivo (AFP) - The wife of Madagascar's ex-leader Marc Ravalomanana on Friday called for the crisis-wracked island nation to "rise up" after her husband was detained upon a controversial return from exile.(10/17/2014 3:11:18 PM)
Madagascar's exiled leader arrested on return
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Madagascar's former president has been arrested, just hours after he returned to the island nation following more than five years in exile.(10/13/2014 12:48:42 PM)
Madagascar's ex-leader detained after return - local media
By Faniry Clarel Rasoanaivo ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - Madagascar's exiled former leader Marc Ravalomanana was detained on Monday after returning to the Indian Ocean island for the first time since he was deposed in a coup in 2009, local newspapers reported on their websites. Ravalomanana, exiled to South Africa, had tried returning to Madagascar several times since 2009 but was prevented by the ...(10/13/2014 10:25:13 AM)
Madagascar's ex-leader detained after return
By Faniry Clarel Rasoanaivo and Lovasoa Rabary ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - Madagascar's exiled former leader Marc Ravalomanana was detained on Monday after returning to the Indian Ocean island for the first time since he was deposed in a coup in 2009. Ravalomanana, exiled to South Africa, had tried returning to Madagascar several times since 2009 but was prevented by the authorities who feared his ...(10/13/2014 12:48:17 PM)
AU slams Madagascar ex-leader's 'unacceptable provocation'
Antananarivo (AFP) - The African Union on Wednesday decried an "unacceptable provocation" by exiled Madagascar president Marc Ravalomanana whose cloak-and-dagger return to the crisis-racked island threatened to spark fresh instability.(10/15/2014 9:48:42 AM)
Madagascar ex-leader 'will not be deported'
Overthrown Marc Ravalomanana has been asked to participate in national reconciliation process, presidency says.(10/18/2014 11:40:49 PM)
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