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Madagascar’s former president Ratsiraka dies aged 84

– – Madagascar‘s ex-president Didier Ratsiraka has died aged 84, according to the government. He died on Sunday after he was hospitalized with a flu, the current President Andry Rajoelina announced on Twitter. “The Malagasy have lost an illustrious patriot,” Rajoelina said. Ce dimanche 28 mars 2021, l’ancien Président, l’Amiral Didier Ignace RATSIRAKA s’est éteint à l’âge de 84 ans. Les Malagasy ont perdu un illustre patriote. J’adresse mes condoléances à ses proches, à la grande famille de l’armée et à tous les citoyens Malagasy. — Andry Rajoelina (@SE_Rajoelina)…

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Madagascar launches Covid-19 Capsule Cure

– – Madagascar has launched capsules from its much touted “Covid-Organics” herbal cure for the coronavirus. The capsules contain extracts of a local Malagasy plant artemisia which has proven anti-malarial properties. The tablets also have other indigenous herbs such as ravintsara with officials saying it is effective in curing and treating coronavirus infections. The previous herbal remedy called ‘COVID-Organics'(CVO) was developed by the Malagasy Institute of Applied Research. More than a quarter of Madagascar’s 26 million inhabitants have so far taken that drink, with nine million bottles still in stock.…

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Madagascar : dans le sud-ouest, routes et ponts changent la vie des populations avec le soutien de la Banque africaine de développement

Blaise et Hélène Juliette Retrama habitent, depuis près de 20 ans, à Ankililoake, commune du sud-ouest de Madagascar. Au fil du temps, ils sont passés d’agriculteurs à grossistes, puis gérants d’un hôtel. « Nous avons commencé dans l’agriculture, se souvient Blaise. Après les récoltes, nous avons construit un hôtel sur le terrain que nous possédions. Maintenant, nous aimerions vraiment l’agrandir car nous recevons de nombreux touristes ici. » Si aujourd’hui, le couple Retrama ne manque pas de projets, il a néanmoins traversé des moments plus difficiles. « Avant, la route n’était pas bitumée.…

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Madagascar: British student dies after opening plane door

Police in Madagascar have revealed that a British student who was studying at the Cambridge University died after falling from a plane. The student, according to police fell to her death on the African island nation when she opened the door of a small plane in mid-air. Alana Cutland, 19 was from Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire. UK Foreign Office confirmed that Cutland died last week. She was studying natural sciences at Robinson College and went to Madagascar for an internship. It is still not known yet why Cutland opened the…

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Madagascar dockworkers protest at Parliament as global union warns Africa against partnering with ICTSI

The plight of the Malagasy 43 – dockworkers sacked in Madagascar for standing up for their rights – has reached the highest levels of the Madgascan Government today with protests at Parliament and meetings scheduled with Government to try and resolve the dispute. The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and local Madagascan union SYGMMA will be meeting with Minister of Public Service, Labor, & Social Law Jean de Dieu Maharante and requesting that the Madagascan Government enforce the Supreme Court ruling and resolve the worsening dispute. The meetings come after…

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Press Release: Raising youth awareness around health and sanitation issues

health and sanitation issuesYouth, keep yourself clean; it reflects the place you live”. That was the main message the peer educators have delivered recently during the awareness-raising activity they have carried out at the URBANATIC Analamahitsy where young people have been invited to participate in a cultural and sporting event.

Issues around health and sanitation have been identified as one of the root causes of neglected diseases affecting young people in Madagascar, in urban as well as rural areas. Sanitation conditions in which young people live favour the spread of diseases such as diarrhea and skin disease.

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