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Flooding in Madagascar's capital kills 14, uproots thousands
Floods in Madagascar's capital Antananarivo and the surrounding area have killed 14 people and forced more than 21,000 from their homes, authorities said on Friday. More rain in the coming days could inflict further damage on the large Indian Ocean island nation, they said. "Because of problems with the drainage system in the city, it is proving hard to channel the waters and the pumping ...(2/28/2015 2:56:04 AM)
Deadly Frog Fungus Pops Up in Madagascar, an Amphibian Wonderland
Chytrid fungus, responsible for amphibian declines and extinctions around the world, is now confirmed in Madagascar.(2/26/2015 9:19:45 AM)
Killer frog disease hits Madagascar
A devastating disease that has wiped out amphibians around the world has been discovered in Madagascar, scientists report.(2/26/2015 9:27:38 AM)
Amphibian chytrid fungus reaches Madagascar
The chytrid fungus, which is fatal to amphibians, has been detected in Madagascar for the first time. This means that the chytridiomycosis pandemic has now reached a biodiversity hotspot. Researchers are therefore proposing an emergency plan. This includes monitoring the spread of the pathogenic fungus, building amphibian breeding stations and developing probiotic treatments, say the scientists.(2/26/2015 1:46:27 PM)
Potholes, blackouts confront Madagascar's president
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — With traffic proceeding at a creep, Jean Rolland Randrianirina inches his taxi into yet another pothole. He snorts a laugh and shakes his head.(2/18/2015 11:49:54 AM)
French boy kidnapped in Madagascar is released
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — A French boy kidnapped in southwestern Madagascar has been released after being held for three days, the French ambassador said.(2/21/2015 11:33:19 AM)
Spread of plague slows in Madagascar, death toll at 71: WHO
An outbreak of plague in Madagascar has slowed but 71 people among the 263 known to have caught the disease since last September have died, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. Madagascar has suffered an outbreak of plague nearly every year since 1980 and case numbers have increased in the past three years, making it the most severely affected country worldwide. Humans bitten ...(2/11/2015 9:24:16 AM)
Flooding Kills at Least 4 and Displaces Thousands in Madagascar
Flooding in Madagascar's capital Antananarivo killed 14 people and forced more than 21,000 from their homes on Friday (February 28). Some of those affected have abandoned their homes and moved to higher ground because they are worried their houses won't be strong enough to survive the rising waters. People tried to leave flooded areas in wooden canoes and speedboats were provided to help ...(2/28/2015 2:27:09 PM)
Flooding Kills at Least 14 and Displaces Thousands in Madagascar
Flooding in Madagascar's capital Antananarivo killed 14 people and forced more than 21,000 from their homes on Friday (February 28). Some of those affected have abandoned their homes and moved to higher ground because they are worried their houses won't be strong enough to survive the rising waters. People tried to leave flooded areas in wooden canoes and speedboats were provided to help ...(2/28/2015 2:27:00 PM)
French boy is kidnapped in Madagascar
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — A French boy was abducted from outside his school in southwest Madagascar, authorities said Wednesday.(2/18/2015 11:02:25 AM)
Source: Yahoo