Three new species of mouse lemurs discovered in Madagascar

Three new species of mouse lemurs discovered in Madagascar

Mouse lemurs, like all other lemurs, are native to the island-nation of Madagascar.

When a lemur asked kids to scratch its back – Watch!

When a lemur asked kids to scratch its back – Watch!

Lemurs are primates that look something like a cat crossed with a squirrel and a dog, endemic to the island of Madagascar.

Madagascar appoints new PM in bid to end political turmoil

Madagascar`s President Hery Rajaonarimampianina on Sunday appointed a new prime minister, two days after the island nation was plunged into confusion when the previous premier denied having stepped down.

Two new frog species found in Madagascar

A team of European scientists has discovered two new species of very elusive frogs that live in the rainforests of Tsaratanana Massif, the highest mountain in Madagascar.

New data reveals tropical forests 'on the edge'

 New satellite data reveals a rapid loss of tropical forests in Cambodia, parts of west Africa and Madagascar, and the Gran Chaco region of South America, analysts said Wednesday.

Volcano erupts on suspected MH370 wreckage island

A volcano erupted on Friday on the remote Indian Ocean island of Reunion where beachcombers found a piece of plane wing believed to have come from missing Malaysia flight MH370.

Debris of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 found off Madagascar?

Debris of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 found off Madagascar?

French authorities are studying a piece of plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean to determine whether it came from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which vanished last year in one of the biggest mysteries in aviation history.

Verbal shoot-out over Madagascar`s `pirate shipwreck'

The producer leading a television documentary team that says it has found 17th-century pirate William Kidd`s sunken ship fought back on Wednesday against a UNESCO report dismissing their claims.

PM Narendra Modi greets Madagascar on its Independence Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted the people of Madagascar on their Independence Day.

Ten new spider species found in Madagascar

As many as 10 sub-social cobweb spider species have been spotted during a research on nearly 400 Madagascar colonies.

Madagascar court rejects bid to oust President

Madagascar court rejects bid to oust President

Madagascar`s constitutional court on Saturday threw out an attempt by parliament to oust President Hery Rajaonarimampianina, further threatening the Indian Ocean island`s fragile stability.

Madagascar court blocks bid to oust president

Madagascar court blocks bid to oust president

Madagascar`s constitutional court on Saturday rejected as invalid a decision by parliament to oust President Hery Rajaonarimampianina, giving him another chance to lead the island nation`s shaky government.

Madagascar lawmakers call for early elections

An alliance of Madagascan lawmakers "demanded" early elections late Friday as the country`s constitutional court assessed whether an impeachment attempt against the president could go ahead.

Madagascan police clash with MPs ahead of impeachment ruling

Madagascan police smashed open the car windows of an opposition lawmaker late Monday and seized the equivalent of $74,000 in cash, reporters witnessed, two weeks after parliament voted to dismiss the president.

Madagascar parliament votes to dismiss president

Madagascar's parliament has voted overwhelmingly to dismiss President Hery Rajaonarimanpianina for alleged constitutional violations and general incompetence.

Madagascan president contests MPs` impeachment vote

Madagascan President Hery Rajaonarimampianina on Wednesday vowed to challenge an overwhelming parliamentary vote to impeach him, alleging corruption in the voting process.

Madagascan president to address nation after impeachment vote

 Madagascan President Hery Rajaonarimampianina prepared to address the nation on Wednesday after parliament voted to impeach him in a move that threatened to revive political instability in the Indian Ocean island.

Madagascar's `colourful` panther chameleon actually comprises of 11 different species

A new study has brought panther chameleon into limelight in Madagascar which is actually composed of eleven different species.

Explorers say pirate Captain Kidd`s treasure found off Madagascar

A team of American explorers on Thursday claimed to have discovered silver treasure from the infamous 17th-century Scottish pirate William Kidd in a shipwreck off the coast of Madagascar.

Madagascar`s ex-leader Ravalomanana freed from house arrest

Madagascar President Hery Rajaonarimampianina said Saturday he was ending the house arrest of his predecessor Marc Ravalomanana as part of the Indian Ocean island`s peace process.