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UN Chief António Guterres Welcomes Formation of Unity Government in Madagascar

UN Chief António Guterres Welcomes Formation of Unity Government in Madagascar

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the formation on Monday of a government of national unity in Madagascar led by a non-partisan Prime Minister, as requested by the nation’s leading constitutional court. According to media reports, the court ordered President Hery Rajaonarimampianina to form a new government with a “consensus” prime minister at its […]

Madagascar Stun Mozambique in Cosafa Group A Opener

Madagascar Stun Mozambique in Cosafa Group A Opener

Mozambique coach Abel Xavier watched his former club Liverpool lose in Saturday’s UEFA Champions League final after two goalkeeping howlers and the next day saw a similar fate befall his side as they were beaten 2-1 by Madagascar in the opening game of this year’s Cosafa Cup at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane […]

Siemens signs Memorandum of Understanding with Madagascar to accelerate country’s power generation

Siemens signs Memorandum of Understanding with Madagascar to accelerate country’s power generation

Siemens signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Republic of Madagascar to cooperate and identify measures to fast track power generation in the country and work towards increasing capacity by an additional 300MW by 2019. The agreement was signed together with project partners TSK and in the presence of Günter Nooke, the German Chancellor’s […]

Incidents that sealed ex-president of CAF Issa Hayatou’s fate

Incidents that sealed ex-president of CAF Issa Hayatou’s fate

The days of muzzling opposition within the Confederation of African Football (Caf) might be over. This is the story that dominated the continental football body; employing cronies, doing things behind the FA presidents and ruling by an iron fist. Today, Africa looks back at Issa Hayatou’s 29-year-old reign with a huge sigh of relief after […]

Philip Chiyangwa coup successful, Issa Hayatou loses CAF presidency

Philip Chiyangwa coup successful, Issa Hayatou loses CAF presidency

LONG serving African football boss Issa Hayatou’s reign ended in embarrassing fashion after he was defeated 34 –20  by his challenger- Madagascar FA president Ahmed in elections held in Addis Abbaba Ethiopia on Thursday. Ahmed needed just 28 votes to land the Caf presidency but bagged 34 votes a clear demonstration that Zifa president Philip […]

Madagascar Govt Declares National Disaster After Cyclone Tears Through Parts of Island

Madagascar Govt Declares National Disaster After Cyclone Tears Through Parts of Island

Madagascar has declared a national disaster after a cyclone tore through the northern and eastern parts of the Indian Ocean island last week, leaving 78 dead and destroying thousands of homes. According to the country’s National Bureau for Risks and Hazards Preparedness, Cyclone Enawo has affected more than 390,000 people with 246,987 left homeless, 18 […]

Madagascar PM Oliver Mahafaly Solonandrasana to Receive Mandela Award

Madagascar PM Oliver Mahafaly Solonandrasana to Receive Mandela Award

Madagascar’s Prime Minister Oliver Mahafaly Solonandrasana has been nominated to receive the 2016 Mandela Prize for Courage, the Malagasy government Press Service said. Mr Solonandrasana left Antananarivo Friday for Paris, for the award ceremony at the Mandela Institute headquarters. An official statement from the institute said Mr Solonandrasana was being recognised for his development vision […]

Madagascar world’s top vanilla exporter farmers live in poverty and constant fear of losing their crop to theft

Madagascar world’s top vanilla exporter farmers live in poverty and constant fear of losing their crop to theft

Vanilla farmer Jacky points his machete towards a flattened area in the humid Madagascan jungle. This is where he sleeps at night to protect his precious vanilla flowers. “If I stay in my house, a thief might see it, and they will go to the fields,” he says, back in his humble treehouse with his […]

ALN, the leading alliance of independent top tier African law firms, confirms new member in Mozambique

ALN, the leading alliance of independent top tier African law firms, confirms new member in Mozambique

Leading Mozambican firm, ABCC (formerly SCAN Advogados) has joined ALN as of 1 February 2017. ALN Chairman, Dr. Cheick Modibo Diarra, welcomed the new addition stating: “ALN will continue to expand across Africa. ALN’s strategy is to build a strong integrated pan-African network uniting like-minded individuals and working towards a common goal of connecting Africa […]

Truck Crash Kills 47, Including Newlyweds in Madagascar

Truck Crash Kills 47, Including Newlyweds in Madagascar

At least 47 people, including 10 children and a newly-wed couple, have been killed in a traffic accident north of Madagascar’s capital, Antananarivo, according to police. The incident took place early on Saturday when a truck carrying wedding guests deviated off the road and plunged into a river outside the town of Anjozorobe. Police spokesperson […]

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