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Madagascan president steps down ahead of election

Sep 08, 2018 - 9:55 AM

Madagascan President Hery Rajaonarimampianina's resignation comes after several protests against the president's efforts to change electoral laws in favor of his party

Madagascar prime minister announces resignation

Jun 04, 2018 - 3:23 PM

(UPDATED) 'I will tender my resignation to the president today. As a statesman, I cannot be an obstacle to the life of the nation,' Olivier Mahafaly Solonandrasana says in a press briefing

RESIGNATION. Madagascar Prime Minister Olivier Mahafaly Solonandrasana (C) at Mazoharivo Palace on April 13, 2016 in Antananarivo.  File photo by RIJASOLO/AFP

Warming could threaten half of species in 33 key areas – report

Mar 14, 2018 - 10:34 AM

The report focuses on 33 so-called 'Priority Places' which host some of the world's richest and most unusual terrestrial species, including iconic, endangered, or endemic plants and animals

CLIMATE ALARM. This file photo taken Feb 14 2013 shows shows smokes rising from stacks of a thermal power station in Sofia, Bulgaria. AFP / Dimitar Dilkoff

Madagascar plague deaths hit 94, with 1,100 suspected cases – WHO

Oct 20, 2017 - 7:35 PM

WHO's director for health emergencies in Africa, Ibrahima Soce Fall, says that out of 1,153 suspected cases, 300 are laboratory confirmed

PLAGUE. A council worker walks past sacks of potatoes as he sprays disinfectant during the clean-up of the market of Anosibe in the Anosibe district of Antananarivo on October 10, 2017. Photo by Rijasolo/AFP

Madagascar plague death toll climbs to 74

Oct 18, 2017 - 4:37 PM

A total of 805 cases have been reported on the poor Indian Ocean island nation since August, the health ministry says in a statement

PLAGUE. A council worker walks past sacks of potatoe as he sprays disinfectant during the clean-up of the market of Anosibe in the Anosibe district, one of the most unsalubrious district of Antananarivo on October 10, 2017. Photo by Rijasolo/AFP

Madagascar plague death toll climbs to 30

Oct 05, 2017 - 10:15 AM

Madagascar has a history of plague outbreaks almost every year since 1980, but this outbreak is unusual because it has affected urban areas

Officers from Ministry of Health spread pesticide against carriers of plague such as fleas in a primary school at Andraisoro, a district of the Antananarivo on October 2, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / RIJASOLO

Panic in Madagascar as plague spreads

Oct 04, 2017 - 9:53 AM

In just the past few days, the highly infectious disease has wreaked havoc in the poor Indian Ocean island nation, claiming 6 lives in the capital city Antananarivo and causing widespread panic

RUSH. People queue at a pharmacy in downtown Antananarivo to buy protection masks against infections and medicines against plague on October 2, 2017. Rijasolo/AFP

Fed-up MH370 relatives head to Madagascar

Dec 03, 2016 - 5:26 PM

It has fallen into our hands to take on this search upon ourselves says Grace Nathan a Malaysian attorney who lost her mother on the flight

HOPE. Grace Nathan (C), whose mother Anne Daisy was onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, addresses the media prior to departing for Madagascar from Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on December 3, 2016. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana /AFP

IN PHOTOS: DreamPlay, Dreamworks-themed activity center at City of Dreams Manila

Jun 13, 2015 - 5:35 PM

Fun interactive attractions based on Dreamworks hits like Kung Fu Panda How To Train Your Dragon Madagascar and Shrek Enjoy

Movies playing this week: 'Penguins of Madagascar,' 'Past Tense' and more

Nov 26, 2014 - 4:58 PM

A blast from the past penguin adventures in this week’s cinemas

Things to do: November 21- 27

Nov 21, 2014 - 12:33 PM

Stage plays concerts next week s movies and more

WATCH: First 4 minutes of new 'Penguins of Madagascar' movie

Oct 14, 2014 - 9:44 AM

Before they were covert ops penguins they were really really cute babies in this preview from Dreamworks

Madagascar arrests ex-leader on return from exile

Oct 13, 2014 - 10:24 PM

Former Madagascar president Marc Ravalomanana is arrested shortly after his return from exile in South Africa

RETURN. Marc Ravalomanana former president of Madagascar who was in exile in South Africa since 2009, is greeted by supporters while returning to his home in Antananarivo on October 13, 2014. Photo by Rijasolo / AFP

Locust plague could cause food crisis in Madagascar - UN

Jun 26, 2013 - 7:00 PM

By September Madagascar s worst locust plague in 60 years will have infested two thirds of the Indian Ocean island s crops FAO experts said

INFESTATION. A swarm of the Red Locusts 20 kilometers north of the town of Sakaraha, south west Madagascar on April 27, 2013. Photo by AFP/Bilal Tarabey

DreamWorks Animation, Netflix seal deal

Jun 18, 2013 - 8:11 AM

This is an unprecedented commitment to original content in the Internet television space

THE OGRE IS BACK. 'Shrek' returns to screens via Netflix. Image from the 'Shrek' Facebook page

Raunchy teddy bear 'Ted' tops N. America box office

Jul 02, 2012 - 5:46 AM

Brave drops to third place while Magic Mike is a close second

FUNNY AND ADORABLE. 'Ted' wins over 'Magic Mike.' Screen grab from YouTube

'Brave' ousts 'Madagascar' from top of box office

Jun 25, 2012 - 3:10 AM

Brave kept audiences spellbound as it soared to the top of the North American box office

A promotional image for "Brave." Image courtesy of the "Brave" official page on Facebook/Pixar

'Madagascar 3' tops N. America box office

Jun 12, 2012 - 9:20 AM

Madagascar 3 and Prometheus take the top spots in the North American box office charts over the weekend

A promotional image for the film "Madagascar 3." Photo courtesy of Madagascar 3 page on Facebook

[Fashion] Blockbuster bests

May 15, 2012 - 4:48 PM

Cinema can influence fashion too

BEJEWELED FROU-FROU. This little girl channels her inner Snow White in a dress that made her look — and feel — like a princess.

Tough times at Madagascar's sapphire mines

Apr 05, 2012 - 1:19 PM

The global financial crisis zapped demand and destroyed confidence in new investments in risky countries