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.

Flooding in Madagascar capital kills at least 14

At least 14 people died in flooding Friday in the Madagascan capital after a night of torrential rain that caused dams to break, rescue services said.

Plague outbreak kills 71 in Madagascar: WHO

The plague has killed 71 people in Madagascar since September, the World Health Organization said, adding that the outbreak was slowing but still posed a threat.

Madagascar storm death toll climbs to 68

Sixty-eight people were killed in the tropical storm that battered Madagascar over a week ago, according to new figures released on Tuesday ahead of a national day of mourning.

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.

35 killed by cyclone Chedza in Madagascar

At least 35 people were killed by cyclone Chedza, which hit Madagascar Jan 16 and 17, the National Disaster Risk Management Office (BNGRC) said on Tuesday.

14 killed, thousands displaced by Madagascar tropical storm

Madagascar officials say at least 14 people were killed over the weekend when the island was battered by a tropical storm.

Madagascar government resigns as blackouts roil country

The government of the Indian Ocean island nation of Madagascar has resigned, the presidency announced, amid growing criticism and violent protests over the cabinet`s handling of recurring power blackouts.

Madagascar pardons five political prisoners after reconciliation talks

Madagascar`s President Hery Rajaonarimampianina on Wednesday pardoned five political prisoners who had got stiff prison sentences for allegedly plotting against his predecessor, who took power in a coup.

One killed in Madagascar power cut protests

At least one person was killed and five injured in Madagascar on Monday after violent demonstrations over persistent power outages in the eastern city of Toamasina.

China `shocked` by violent dispute at Madagascar factory

China`s embassy in Madagascar said Saturday it was "very shocked" by a violent labour dispute at a Chinese-run sugar factory in the west of the island that resulted in four deaths this week.

Madagascar`s parliament votes to end death penalty

Lawmakers in Madagascar have voted to abolish the death penalty, a move hailed as "historic" by the European Union.

Two dead in anti-Chinese violence in Madagascar

Two people have died in violence at a Chinese-owned sugar refinery at a village in western Madagascar, the country`s prime minister said Thursday.

47 dead as plague spreads to Madagascar capital

Madagascar said on Monday it was trying to contain an outbreak of plague -- similar to the Black Death that swept medieval Europe -- that has killed 47 people and is spreading to the capital Antananarivo.

Polio cases confirmed in South Sudan, Madagascar: WHO

 The World Health Organization said Friday it had confirmed unrelated cases of polio in South Sudan and in Madagascar, blaming low vaccination coverage. 

Fossil skull offers clue to mammals' evolution

The surprise discovery of the fossilised skull of a 66 to 70 million-year-old groundhog-like creature in Madagascar has shaken up the scientists' views of the mammalian "family tree", says a research.

Madagascar arrests ex-leader on return from exile

Former Madagascar President Marc Ravalomanana was arrested on Monday shortly after his return from exile in South Africa, aides said.

Jada Pinkett Smith `feared` adopting husband`s last name

Hollywood star Will Smith`s actress-wife Jada Pinkett has revealed she feared criticism from fans while adopting his last name.

Pope tired but smiling amid new health concerns

Pope Francis has had a busy morning of audiences amid new health concerns following his cancellation of a planned outing.

Endangered Lemurs on verge of extinction

Scientists have revealed lemurs are on the verge of extinction as impoverished local people are hunting them, and also because their habitat is being destroyed.