Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

Combatting pollution and its effects on the health of children in Madagascar

In Madagascar, it is estimated that more than one in five deaths are caused by exposure to pollution

The NGO Pure Earth and UNICEF conducted a sensitization workshop Wednesday on the problem of pollution and its impact on children in Madagascar. Globally, air pollution alone is responsible for more than 7 million deaths. In Madagascar, it is estimated that more than one in five deaths are caused by…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

The Remarkable Story of Anthony, President Akinwumi Adesina’s Adoptive Son from Madagascar

For President Adesina, Anthony’s story is one of hope

Three years ago, Anthony, then 11, showed signs of stunted growth as observed by African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina during a visit to Madagascar’s Bas Mangoky region. To the Bank chief, the boy looked no more than 5 years of age. “I was transfixed by one of the…

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
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Protracted conflicts and adverse weather conditions exacerbate food needs

41 countries in need of food assistance – African Swine Fever threatening food security of a large number of people

Ongoing conflicts and dry weather conditions remain the primary causes of high levels of severe food insecurity, hampering food availability and access for millions of people, according to the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report issued today. The report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations states that 41…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

The African Development Fund improving and impacting lives of millions in Africa

In 38 of the continent’s neediest countries, the Fund is creating linkages to promote regional integration, commercial exchanges and enhancing food security

Established to provide concessional buffer to needy economies on the continent, the African Development Fund (ADF), is not only facilitating rapid rollout of development projects, but its investments continue to transform and sustain lives, beneficiaries say. In 38 of the continent’s neediest countries, the Fund is creating linkages to promote…

Source: Amnesty International |

Madagascar: Take decisive steps to end torture and killings by security forces

Acts of torture and other ill-treatment perpetrated by the police and the military forces are a common occurrence

Malagasy authorities must take decisive steps to end the entrenched culture of impunity for killings, torture and other ill-treatment perpetrated by the country’s security forces, Amnesty International said today to mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. Acts of torture and other ill-treatment perpetrated by the police…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

Madagascar National Day

The United States looks forward to continued cooperation to advance sustainable economic and social development for the Malagasy people

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Madagascar on your 59th anniversary of independence. The peaceful 2019 Presidential election marked a seminal moment in your country’s democracy.  We value the work our governments have done together from expanding economic opportunities to…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

International Organization for Migration (IOM), UN Hand Over Border Management Coordination Centre in Madagascar

IOM is increasingly called upon by States to assist in addressing complex border management challenges

Border management remains an important topic in Madagascar, a country with more than 5,000 km of coastline and a strategic location, just across the Mozambique Channel in the Western Indian Ocean. Still recovering from cycles of political crisis that significantly degraded the capacity of the State to police its borders,…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Queen’s birthday celebration 2019 in Madagascar: Phil Boyle’s speech

British ambassador to Madagascar Phil Boyle delivered a speech to celebrate The Queen's 93rd birthday as well as the UK-Madagascar efforts to conserve environment

By Phil Boyle, British ambassador to Madagascar We are delighted to welcome you all to our first Queen’s Birthday Party in Madagascar. Our national day event due to be held in early May last year was unfortunately cancelled because of the political crisis. I think it is fair to say…

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Launch of the Rugby Africa Cup (RAC), the qualifying competition for the 2023 Rugby World Cup

Rugby Africa unveils a new competition format where the 16 best African teams will compete in a truly continental rugby championship made up of 20 matches divided into 3 stages

Starting from November 2019, 16 teams will compete in the new Rugby Africa Cup (RAC) with an aim to qualify for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in 2022. This format is more inclusive and easier to follow. The top 16 teams based on the African ranking will compete in a…

Kenya Rugby Union (KRU)
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Kenya – Rugby: Provisional 2019 Lionesses Squad On International Duty

The first Elgon Cup leg is on 22nd June in Kisumu and the return leg in Kampala Uganda on the 13th of July

The provisional Kenya Lionesses 15s squad on duty this year has been named and it features a total of 40 ladies. The ladies have been in session for the last one month preparing for Elgon Cup and the Rugby World Cup Qualifiers in August. As part of their preparation after…