ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — As their high school reopened after being closed for a month due to the coronavirus, students in Madagascar's capital city were given face masks and a small bottle...
CHICAGO (AP) — The NBA-backed Basketball Africa League on Saturday announced the 12 teams that will compete in the inaugural season.
The clubs, from a dozen African nations, are: Groupement...
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — The death toll from flooding and landslides from torrential rains in Madagascar has risen to 26, authorities said Friday.
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — At least 13 people have died in flooding and landslides caused by torrential rains in Madagascar this week, authorities said Thursday, with the military deployed to...
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Cyclone Belna has hit northwestern Madagascar, with 2 dead and three missing from the first tropical storm of the season, according to local officials.
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron says France will cooperate with Madagascar to find a solution for the Glorioso Islands, a tiny, uninhabited archipelago in the Indian Ocean which is...
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Pope Francis insisted Sunday that poverty isn't inevitable and that the poor deserve the dignity of work as he visited a rock quarry in Madagascar where hundreds of...
ANTANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Pope Francis denounced the illegal logging and exploitation of Madagascar's unique natural resources on Saturday as he opened a visit to the Indian Ocean nation by...
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's soccer federation (SAFA) says Madagascar pulled out of playing an international game on Saturday, amid xenophobic violence in Johannesburg and elsewhere in the...
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis heads this week to the southern African nations of Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius, visiting some of the world's poorest countries in a region hard hit by...
LONDON (AP) — Police say a 19-year-old British student fell to her death from a small airplane in Madagascar after opening a door in mid-air.
CAIRO (AP) — Madagascar's fairy tale came to an end at the African Cup of Nations as the underdog was beaten 3-0 by Tunisia in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
CAIRO (AP) — It's the quarterfinals at the African Cup of Nations on Wednesday and Thursday and the two biggest surprises are that Madagascar is still in the tournament and superstar Mohamed Salah...
CAIRO (AP) — Madagascar beat Congo 4-2 in a penalty shootout Sunday to ensure its fairytale debut at the African Cup of Nations continued as it advanced to the quarterfinals.
Madagascar upset Nigeria and even upstaged Mohamed Salah at the African Cup of Nations on Sunday.
Madagascar made it an African Cup debut to remember by beating three-time champion Nigeria...
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — A stampede at a concert in Madagascar's capital by a popular singer killed at least 15 people Wednesday night.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis says he may add a South Sudan leg onto his Africa trip in September if conditions there are "mature."
Francis told a visiting nun from Juba on Friday he...
AMBALAVAO, Madagascar (AP) — Babies wail as a nurse tries to reassure mothers who have come to vaccinate their children against a measles outbreak that has killed more than 1,200 people in this...
GIZA, Egypt (AP) — Mohamed Salah and host Egypt will face Congo, Uganda and Zimbabwe in the group stage of an historic African Cup of Nations this year, the first time the tournament will field 24...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A critically endangered blue-eyed black lemur is the latest addition to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.
Zoo spokeswoman JJ Vitale says in a news release that the...
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will visit the African countries of Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius in early September, the Vatican announced on Wednesday.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The World Health Organization says that an epidemic of measles in Madagascar has caused more than 900 deaths.
According to WHO figures, there have been more than 68,000...
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Madagascar's new president has been sworn in and vows to establish independent bodies to combat the Indian Ocean island nation's widespread corruption.
Andry Rajoelina, who led the country from 2009 to 2014 in a transitional government after a military coup, told a crowd in the capital on Saturday that for the first time since independence Madagascar is seeing a peaceful, democratic transfer of power between two elected leaders.
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Former Madagascar president Andry Rajoelina won the presidential election, the high constitutional court confirmed on Tuesday, rejecting all complaints filed over the results.
The court said Rajoelina received more than 55 percent of the vote in the Indian Ocean island nation's runoff election last month, while another former president, Marc Ravalomanana, received more than 44 percent.
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Madagascar's electoral commission on Thursday announced provisional results in the runoff presidential election, saying Andry Rajoelina received more than 55 percent of the vote while Marc Ravalomanana received more than 44 percent.
The Indian Ocean island nation's constitutional court has nine days to declare the final election results. All votes have been counted.
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — The counting of ballots has started in Madagascar's runoff presidential election, after the polls closed to end the generally peaceful voting Wednesday.
There was a relatively low turnout of voters on this Indian Ocean island nation which is selecting a new president between two former leaders.
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — The Indian Ocean island nation of Madagascar goes to the polls on Wednesday for a runoff presidential election that features two former heads of state who have a prickly past.
Andry Rajoelina received 39 percent of the vote in the first round, while Marc Ravalomanana got 35 percent. They face off for the first time since political turmoil in 2009 forced Ravalomanana from power. Both have said they will accept the runoff's results.
Mohamed Salah scored in the last minute to give Egypt a 3-2 win over Tunisia in African Cup of Nations qualifying on Friday, taking the forward's tally to 10 goals in his last eight games for his country.
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — A runoff presidential election in December is likely in Madagascar where two former presidents are in a tight race, according to results announced Wednesday from 70 percent of polling stations.
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Two former presidents of Madagascar are neck and neck as votes are being counted in the presidential election that seeks to end years of political instability in this Indian Ocean island nation.
According to partial results announced by the National Electoral Commission on Thursday, Andry Rajoelina had 45 percent of votes counted and Marc Ravalomanana had 40 percent, with results from 291 of the more than 24,000 polling stations.
TOAMASINA, Madagascar (AP) — Vote counting started Wednesday evening in Madagascar where citizens cast their ballots with hopes that a new leader will take this Indian Ocean island nation out of chronic poverty and corruption.
Polls closed at 5 p.m. local time (1800GMT) after a day of generally calm and uneventful voting.
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Voters in Madagascar will go to the polls Wednesday to elect a president with hopes that a new leader will take this Indian Ocean island nation out of chronic poverty and corruption.
The 36 candidates have all promised to improve the country's economy, create new jobs and end graft, but the three leaders in the race are familiar faces who offer little chance of a dramatic change, according to political analysts.
Madagascar reached its first African Cup of Nations on Tuesday, also becoming the first team to qualify for next year's continental championship.
Senegal and Egypt soon sealed their spots as well, despite playing without injured stars Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.
NEW YORK (AP) — A longtime U.S. diplomat found dead last month in his apartment near the American embassy in Madagascar was identified and now, federal authorities are investigating his death as a homicide.
Newly unsealed court records show the FBI and U.S. State Department opened an investigation into the Sept. 22 death of Kevin Webb, a human resources officer assigned to the embassy in the capital of the Indian Ocean nation.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A cardinal from Madagascar says Pope Francis is expected to visit the African island nation next year, in what is shaping up to be a year of global travel for the pontiff.
Cardinal Desire Tsarahazana, the archbishop of Toamasina, said Tuesday that Madagascar bishops extended the invitation and "he will come to visit us in 2019." The Vatican would not confirm a trip but said the possibility was being studied.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says the death of an American diplomat in Madagascar is being investigated by U.S. and local authorities.
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says the foreign service officer was found dead inside the officer's residence in the capital of the Indian Ocean nation off the East Coast of Africa.
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — One person died and at least 37 were injured in a crush Sunday before an African Cup of Nations soccer qualifier in Madagascar involving Sadio Mane's Senegal team.
The stampede happened before kickoff at the Mahamasina Municipal Stadium.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Madagascar's prime minister has resigned as part of a court-ordered effort to overcome a political crisis in a country struggling with instability and poverty.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A Buffalo museum has made a rare discovery within its own collection: a fully intact egg from the extinct elephant bird that until now, was thought to be fake.
Curators at the Buffalo Museum of Science were cataloging pieces in the museum's collection when they realized and confirmed that the foot-tall egg had been mislabeled as a model. Measuring 28 inches (71 centimeters) around, it weighs more than 3 pounds (1.4 kilograms).
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian agency says the death toll from a cyclone in Madagascar has reached 33.
A statement on Wednesday cites Malagasy authorities and says another 22 people remain missing.
Tropical Cyclone Ava struck the Indian Ocean island over the weekend, causing the evacuation of more than 24,000 people.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Madagascar's government says the death toll from a cyclone has risen to 25, with a dozen people missing.
The office of the president says Cyclone Ava also displaced more than 17,000 people on the Indian Ocean island over the weekend.
The government says the danger has passed and all cyclone alerts have been lifted.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Authorities in Madagascar say six people have been killed in a cyclone.
The government says Cyclone Ava also displaced more than 13,000 people on the Indian Ocean island over the weekend.
A government bulletin on Monday says the danger has passed and all cyclone alerts have been lifted.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Authorities in Madagascar say the death toll from a plague outbreak has reached 124 people as the disease for the first time affects the Indian Ocean island's two biggest cities.
The nation's disaster risk management office says 1,192 cases have been identified. More than two-thirds of cases are of the more virulent pneumonic form.
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — An international aid group says Madagascar'd deadly plague outbreak has not yet reached its peak.
GENEVA (AP) — An unusually large plague outbreak in Madagascar has taken 94 lives, the World Health Organization said Friday.
The number of suspected cases has reached 1,153, Dr. Ibrahima Soce Fall, Africa emergencies chief for the U.N. health agency, told reporters in Geneva.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The number of plague cases in Madagascar has almost doubled over the last five days and medical experts project the situation will worsen, with 1,000 cases expected every month if funds aren't rapidly provided, the United Nations said Thursday.
U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters that only 26 percent of the $9.5 million needed to combat the outbreak of the often deadly disease has been received.
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — As plague cases rose last week in Madagascar's capital, many city dwellers panicked. They waited in long lines for antibiotics at pharmacies and reached through bus windows to buy masks from street vendors. Schools have been canceled, and public gatherings are banned.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — With dozens dead from a plague outbreak in Madagascar, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said Friday it is deploying its first-ever plague treatment center to the island nation.
The World Health Organization said 561 cases have been reported so far, with another in the Seychelles.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Authorities in Seychelles say a man was diagnosed with pneumonic plague after returning from Madagascar, where a plague outbreak has killed dozens of people.
The Seychelles News Agency reported Wednesday that the patient arrived on the main island of Mahe on an Air Seychelles flight on Oct. 6. The airline has since suspended its Madagascar flights.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Authorities in Madagascar are struggling to contain an outbreak of plague that has killed two-dozen people in recent weeks and has prompted a ban on large public gatherings in the capital to curb the disease's spread.
The dead include a basketball coach from the Seychelles who was participating in a tournament in Madagascar's capital, Antananarivo. Five people have died of plague in the capital, reported L'Express de Madagascar, a daily newspaper.