A Madagascar court handed four men the maximum sentence Friday of hard labour for life over the mob lynching in 2013 of two Europeans and a local man, who were beaten and then burned on a beach.
Documentary makers following the marine archaeologists who say they found 17th-century pirate William Kidd's sunken ship defended the team's work on Wednesday after a UNESCO report dismissed their claims.
UNESCO on Tuesday threw cold water over an American explorer's claims that he had discovered the sunken treasure of infamous 17th-century pirate William Kidd off the coast of Madagascar.
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A 50kg bar of silver has been found underwater by Barry Clifford, an American explorer. The very large bar rests among “a lot of other metal”, according to Clifford.The bar was found off the island of Sainte Marie, near Madagascar.
Madagascar said 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.
The World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Friday a plague outbreak in Madagascar has infected 119 people so far, killing 40. The bacterial disease, transmitted by fleas, started in a village in Soamahatamana in August, and has now spread.
As in the eighth plague described in the Bible's Book of Exodus, locusts are swarming over Madagascar for the third year in a row. Thick, black clouds blot out the sun as they gobble up crops and ravage the countryside until nothing is left.
When you next shop around for a new car, the chances are you will not buy a Karenjy.For a start, only a dozen are built each year, by hand, on the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar and none are exported outside the impoverished nation.
A group of scientists has urged the Madagascan government to take up arms against the Asian common toad, which is a poisonous relative of the infamous cane toad that has now gained a foothold on the island.
Madagascar's new president has launched a charm offensive against the world's biggest aid institutions, hoping to revive the support to his impoverished country that was cut off five years ago.Seeking to end the isolation that followed a 2009 coup that...
Cases of pneumonic plague have been reported in Madagascar during December 2013. Efforts to slow down the spread of bubonic plague by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Pasteur Institute, which began in 2012 appear unsuccessful.
Madagascar has been warned it faces an epidemic of bubonic plague unless it slows down spread of the disease. Prisoners in the island's notoriously dirty jails are most at risk but an outbreak could easily spread to the population at large.