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Ahmad, candidate daring to challenge Caf chief Issa Hayatou.

Madagascar's football boss Ahmad wants less political interference in the African game.

- Daily Nation - KE

In Madagascar, mothers weep and send their children to bed without water to drink.

Tiny wooden houses are scattered across the harsh gray sand of Kobokara hamlet in southern Madagascar. A woman squats in one of them, looking out her low door. Her small stick house is bare, but for a blanket, a mosquito net and a homemade straw mat. Her words settle in a sigh: I have nothing...

- Los Angeles Times - US

The bitter taste of Madagascar vanilla.

In the world's top vanilla exporting country farmers live in poverty and constant fear of losing their crop to theft.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Spotting lemurs: Facial-recognition software isn't just for humans anymore.

A new program may help researchers distinguish – and protect – Madagascar's lemurs.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

People far from urban lights, bright screens still skimp on sleep.

Screen time before bed can mess with your sleep. But people without TV and laptops skimp on sleep too, researchers say. A study of people living without electricity or artificial light in a remote farming village in Madagascar finds they get shorter, poorer sleep than people in the US or Europe. But they seem to make up for ...

- ScienceDaily - US

Sherritt considering full exit from Madagascar mine project to reduce debt.

Toronto-based company owns 40 per cent of the Ambatovy nickel and cobalt mine

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Sherritt considering full exit from Madagascar mine project.

The Toronto-based company owns 40 per cent of the Ambatovy nickel and cobalt mine

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Can facial recognition systems help save lemurs?.

Facial recognition is a biometric system that identifies or verifies a person from a digital image. It's used to find criminals, identify passport and driver's license fraud, and catch shoplifters. But can it be used to identify endangered lemurs in the jungles of Madagascar?

- PhysOrg - NL

Armyworm outbreak in several southern African countries may affect maize output.

Source: Famine Early Warning System Network Country: Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe More than 129,000ha in Zambia have been affected, while 5,471ha are reported to be damaged in Malawi. Slow responses by governments could result in cuts in household production.Armyworm outbreak in several ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

OCHA highlights 12 forgotten crises in urgent need of support.

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, World, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Nationality reform a major step towards ending statelessness in Madagascar.

- UN - INT

Madagascar: UNHCR welcomes new law giving men and women equal rights to transfer nationality to children

- UN - INT