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Lemur teeth help take a bite out of Madagascar's mysteries
( University of Cincinnati ) New UC research on lemurs' geographic mobility may help direct future conservation efforts on Madagascar.(3/25/2015 1:44:07 PM)
Potholes, blackouts are problems that confront Madagascar's president after 1 year in office
With traffic proceeding at a creep, Jean Rolland Randrianirina inches his taxi into yet another pothole.(3/9/2015 11:48:08 AM)
Children wasting away as hunger hits 200,000 in Madagascar
Clutching a small bag of corn in one hand, six-year-old Haova Toboha scratches the ground with the other in the hope of turning up stray kernels left from a UN food handout. "I found these and I'll add them to the corn given to my parents" by the UN World Food Programme (WFP), said the little girl with the plastic bag in the village of Berano, southern Madagascar. WFP rations currently are ...(3/11/2015 3:42:23 AM)
Canada's Sherritt hit by strike at Madagascar mine
Diversified Canadian miner Sherritt International said on Monday a strike by employees at its Ambatovy nickel mine in Madagascar had forced the company to curb output there. Sherritt said work was continuing at the Toamasina plant and that the strike was not expected to hurt its 2015 production forecast. The strike at the mine had not prevented the attainment of 54,000 tonnes of nickel ...(3/23/2015 11:55:46 PM)
Madagascar marvel: Divers find fossils of extinct giant lemurs
TOLIARA, Madagascar — Around 5,000 years ago, the island of Madagascar would have resembled a Sci-Fi novel. Strange, prickly forests, gorilla-sized lemurs, pygmy hippopotamuses, horned crocodile and elephant birds whose eggs were 180 times the size of what you’d find in your fridge today, all called the African island home — that was until the humans […](3/19/2015 9:46:11 AM)
Community based innovation promotes sustainable development in Madagascar
Talata Volonondry is a small village with big aspirations. Located just 26 kilometers from Madagascar's capital, Antananarivo, the small community is being transformed into an eco village. The transformation is an initiative by Malagasy entrepreneur Andry Andrianjafy, who felt that years of logging and environmental degradation had robbed many of those living in rural areas of their livelihoods.(3/17/2015 11:18:10 AM)
French boy kidnapped in Madagascar is released
The French ambassador to Madagascar says a French boy kidnapped in the country's southwest has been released after being held for three days.(3/8/2015 3:21:17 PM)
Spread of plague slows in Madagascar, death toll at 71, says 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.(3/8/2015 9:19:31 PM)
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 9:18:05 AM)
Air Madagascar Brings the ATR 72-600 into its Fleet
Today ATR and Air Madagascar, Madagascar's national airline, announced the signing of a contract for the purchase of three ATR 72-600s for a total of approximately 77 million dollars.(3/18/2015 8:55:09 AM)
Source: Yahoo