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African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year 2017 Winners

It was a record year for African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year awards as total online votes cast by Africans from all around the world jumped to 288,958 from 85,000 the previous year

The African Leadership Magazine (http://AfricanLeadership.co.uk) Persons of the Year Awards committee has unveiled the winners for different categories in the just concluded polls for the African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year Awards 2017.   The winners who shall be decorated on the 24th February 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa,…

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World Health Organization Director-General: invest in health to end plague in Madagascar

WHO urgently requires an additional US$ 4 million to sustain response operations over the next three months and until April 2018

The Director-General of WHO has outlined his vision for a Madagascar free of plague epidemics during a three-day visit to the island nation that started on 7 January 2018.   "Madagascar can make plague epidemics a thing of the past through strategic investments in its health system – including better…

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Tropical Cyclone Ava bears down on Madagascar

Red Cross deploys disaster response teams

Madagascar is on high alert as Tropical Cyclone Ava moves towards the island. Red Cross disaster response teams are readying response plans in anticipation of the cyclone’s landfall. “Right now, our major concern is flooding as a result of the expected heavy rains. We’ve activated our national disaster response team,…

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Foreign Minister Kono Pays a Courtesy Call on the President of the Republic of Madagascar

President Rajaonarimampianina expressed his gratitude for the fruitful visit to Japan and also stated that his visit had presented an opportunity to strengthen bilateral relations

On December 6, Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, paid a courtesy call on H.E. Mr. Rakotoarimanana Hery Martial Rajaonarimampianina, President of the Republic of Madagascar, who is paying an official visit to Japan. The overview is as follows. 1. At the start Minister Kono stated that he was…

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Japan-Madagascar Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

Japan intends to contribute to Madagascar’s economic and social development and improve regional connectivity through a range of cooperation

On December 4, commencing at approximately 5:25 p.m. for around 30 minutes, Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, held a foreign ministers’ meeting with H.E. Mr. Henry Rabary-Njaka, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Madagascar, who is accompanying H.E. Mr. Rakotoarimanana Hery Martial Rajaonarimampianina, President of Madagascar,…

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IMF Executive Board Completes Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Madagascar and Approves US$44.5 Million Disbursement

The 2018 budget supports the program’s core objective of strong and inclusive growth

Madagascar’s implementation of its economic program supported by the ECF has remained strong. The economic recovery has continued with solid growth and continued macroeconomic stability.   The 2018 budget supports the program’s core objective of strong and inclusive growth. On December 6, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund…

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Exchange of Notes concerning Grant Aids to Madagascar

With this grant aid, the Government of Japan will implement food assistance by providing 7,000 to 8,000 tons of rice to Madagascar

1. On December 5, following the Japan-Madagascar Summit Meeting held in Tokyo, Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and H.E. Mr. Henry Rabary-Njaka, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Madagascar, exchanged notes concerning two grant aid projects (670 million yen in total), in the presence of Mr.…

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Angola and Madagascar officialize cooperation

Director for Africa and the Middle East of the Angolan Foreign Ministry, Joaquim do Espírito Santo, told the press that the meeting was also an occasion for regular consultations between the two states

Angola and Madagascar officialized the bilateral cooperation on 18 November at a meeting in Luanda between the Angolan President, João Lourenço, and his Malagasy counterpart, Hery Rajaonarimampianina. The meeting between the two Statesmen was part of a working visit to Angola by the Malagasy President, aimed at strengthening ties of…

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Free Broadcast Quality Video - World Rugby council opened today in London. Rugby’s new passionate frontier: Africa

The number of female rugby players in Africa has seen a 50% increase between 2016 and 2017

The World Rugby Council opened today in London and will vote on Wednesday for the country to host the 2023 World Rugby Cup. South Africa is very likely to win. When it comes to the world’s biggest rugby nations, it would be easy to assume that the most fanatical supporters…

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APO Group becomes the Official Partner of World Rugby’s African association, Rugby Africa

APO Group and the Africa's Rugby Governing Body, Rugby Africa sign a ground-breaking strategic partnership to develop the sport across Africa

APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading media relations consultancy for Africa and the Middle East, and Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com), World Rugby’s African association, today announced a landmark multi-year agreement appointing APO Group as the Official Partner of Rugby Africa. The new partnership represents the highest level of sponsorship, and marks a…