Pope says he may add South Sudan leg onto Africa trip

World 05/10/19, 07:30

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 wants to go to South Sudan as part of his trip but can't promise.He planned to visit South Sudan with ...

Madagascar measles epidemic kills more than 1,200 people

World 04/14/19, 04:23

Babies wail as a nurse tries to reassure mothers who have come to vaccinate their children. They fear a measles epidemic that has killed more than 1,200 people in this island nation where many are desperately poor.As Madagascar faces its largest measles outbreak in history and cases soar well beyond ...

Vatican says pope will visit 3 African nations in September

World 03/27/19, 07:36

Pope Francis will visit the African countries of Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius in early September, the Vatican announced on Wednesday.The Vatican said that during the Sept. 4-10 visit Francis will visit the capitals: Maputo in Mozambique, Antananarivo in Madagascar and Port Louis in Mauritius.In a national address, Mozambican President Filipe ...

Madagascar’s new leader vows to combat widespread corruption

World 01/19/19, 10:17

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 ...

Madagascar’s provisional results show Rajoelina wins runoff

World 12/27/18, 11:02

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 ...

Madagascar goes to the polls in runoff presidential election

World 12/19/18, 07:00

Voters have begun casting their ballots are across the Indian Ocean island nation of Madagascar Wednesday to select a new president in a runoff election that pits two former leaders against each other.Andry Rajoelina, 44, president from 2009 to 2014, received 39 percent of the vote in the first round ...

Madagascar’s presidential runoff pits 2 ex-heads of state

World 12/17/18, 09:02

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 ...

Madagascar heading toward runoff poll in presidential race

World 11/14/18, 10:37

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.Seven days after voting, former transitional president Andry Rajoelina is leading with 39 percent of the votes counted, followed closely by ...

2 ex-presidents lead as votes counted in Madagascar election

World 11/08/18, 07:59

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.Ballots are held at a centre in Antananarivo, Madagascar, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, a day after Madagascans cast their ...

Madagascar voters go to the polls to elect new president

World 11/07/18, 06:45

Voting started Wednesday in Madagascar where nearly 10 million are casting their ballots to elect a new president that they hope will lead 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, ...

Madagascar to vote for familiar faces in presidential polls

World 11/06/18, 09:43

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 ...

Madagascar reaches first African Cup, Egypt also qualifies

Africa 10/16/18, 08:41

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.This was Madagascar's 20th attempt at qualifying for the African Cup. ...

American diplomat death being investigated as homicide

New York 10/12/18, 14:03

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 unsealed show the FBI and U.S. State Department opened the investigation into the Sept. 22 death of ...

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