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Madagascar president unveils new government
Madagascar President Hery Rajaonarimampianina unveiled a new government in the Indian Ocean island nation on Sunday after the previous one resigned over public anger at its handling of recurring power outages. "This is a government that is ready to fight," Rajaonarimampianina said in a speech that was broadcast on television and radio to mark his first anniversary in power. The team of 30 ...(1/25/2015 3:27:06 PM)
Madagascar names new ministers amid public grumbles over blackouts
By Lovasoa Rabary ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - Madagascar's president announced the replacement of eight ministers late on Sunday, including a new finance minister, after the government was dissolved earlier this month amid mounting public frustration over power cuts and other issues. Air force commander and businessman Jean Ravelonarivo was last week sworn in as the new premier. While 22 ministers ...(1/26/2015 3:09:18 AM)
Madagascar needs reforms to hit 5 percent growth: IMF
By Lovasoa Rabary ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - Madagascar will not achieve the 5 percent growth the International Monetary Fund has projected for it this year unless it introduces reforms to boost tax revenue and improve the business climate, an IMF official told Reuters. Without reforms, growth would be lower, its representative in Madagascar, Patrick Imam, told Reuters. "We are waiting for ...(1/24/2015 4:08:29 AM)
Plague cases rise in Madagascar, fear of more epidemics: WHO
Plague has killed 57 people out of 213 known cases in Madagascar and more deaths are feared after recent flooding forced tens of thousands of people from their homes and set rats on the run, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. The U.N. agency's first update since late November, when there were 119 cases including 40 deaths, was based on new figures from the Health Ministry.(1/27/2015 8:43:02 AM)
Why is so little attention paid to Madagascar's incredible wildlife?
Madagascar is home to 5% of global biodiversity and the second highest number of threatened mammals in the world – yet even cartoon lemurs in the movie of the same name seem to receive more public attention and cash Type “Madagascar” into any internet search engine and you are more likely to get reviews of the latest DreamWorks cartoon franchise followed by depressing snippets of news on poverty ...(1/27/2015 7:44:23 AM)
Madagascar could lose battle against locusts if funds don’t come, UN warns
Food and Agriculture Organisation is urgently seeking $10.6m to halt plague infestation before breeding season A years-long battle against a plague of locusts in Madagascar could be lost if donors do not stump up the cash needed to finish the job, a UN agency has said, warning that this could threaten the food security of 13 million people. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said ...(1/27/2015 4:00:02 AM)
Madagascar's economy shows signs of recovery, needs reforms-IMF
Madagascar's economy showed early signs of recovery in 2014 with growth estimated at 3 percent, which could rise to 5 percent in 2015, but political instability, weak institutions and weak governance are hurting prospects, the IMF said. The Indian Ocean island's economy was battered after a 2009 coup that drove away donors and investors. A peaceful 2013 election has brought back some aid, but ...(1/18/2015 4:45:46 AM)
Madagascar's president names new prime minister
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Madagascar's president has named a new prime minister after months of widespread discontent at the performance of his government.(1/15/2015 8:53:26 AM)
Madagascar's president names new prime minister amid public discontent
Madagascar's president named a new prime minister after months of widespread discontent at the performance of his government.(1/15/2015 4:09:00 AM)
Madagascar names military man as prime minister
Madagascar's president appointed a serving air commodore as prime minister Wednesday, two days after the government of the Indian Ocean island nation resigned over criticism of its handling of recurring power outages. "In accordance with article 54 of the Constitution, Air Commodore Jean Ravelonarivo is appointed prime minister," announced Pierre Roger Ralala, secretary-general in the presidency ...(1/14/2015 5:05:47 PM)
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