Powerful cyclone kills 50, affects 176,000 in Madagascar

Mar 12, 2017

Powerful cyclone kills 50, affects 176,000 in Madagascar

Cyclone Enawo killed at least 50 people and affected 176,000 after it hit Madagascar, the national disaster management agency said Saturday, with thousands forced into emergency shelters. The toll issued by the head of the BNGRC agency, Thierry Venty, was significantly higher than Thursday's estimate ...

MH370 kin comb Madagascar beaches for any traces of lost jetliner

Dec 12, 2016

MH370 kin comb Madagascar beaches for any traces of lost jetliner

It was a heartfelt journey before Christmas, a search for clues about loved ones who disappeared in a still unsolved mystery. The mission was a long shot, at best. But for several families seeking answers over the fate of relatives who perished aboard flight MH370 ...

French boy is kidnapped in Madagascar

Feb 19, 2015

French boy is kidnapped in Madagascar

A French boy was abducted from outside his school in southwest Madagascar, authorities said Wednesday. "There were four guys who grabbed him as he was leaving school," Hajatiana Ralaikoto, a police official in the town of Toliara, said in a telephone interview. The motive for the ...

Jan 20, 2015

14 killed, thousands displaced by Madagascar tropical storm

At least 14 people were killed over the weekend when the island nation of Madagascar was battered by a tropical storm, officials said Monday. Tropical storm Chedza has displaced more than 36,000 Madagascans, said the National Office of Risk and Catastrophe Management. Most of the ...

Bubonic plague claims 32 lives in Madagascar

Dec 20, 2013

Bubonic plague claims 32 lives in Madagascar

Health officials say 32 people have died as a result of an outbreak of bubonic plague in the African island state of Madagascar. Some 84 suspected cases of bubonic plague — 60 of them suspected of being pneumonic or pulmonary plague, a more virulent strain ...

/ Oct 8, 2013

Report links sonar to whale stranding

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The mysterious stranding of about 100 melon-headed whales in a shallow Madagascar lagoon in 2008 set off a rapid international response — a few of the 3-4-meter-long marine mammals were rescued, necropsies conducted, a review panel formed. Did they follow prey into the lagoon? Were ...