COAT OF ARMS
Government: Untiary Semi-Presidential Republic
Current President: Hery Martial Rajaonarimampianina
Population: 24,430,325 (2016)
Land Size: 587,041 sq km (226,658 sq miles)
Major Ethic Groups:
- Tue - Mar 28, 2017: China Welcomes Madagascar to Join Belt and Road Construction - AllAfrica News: Madagascar
[Focac] China and Madagascar on Monday agreed to synergize development strategies under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative and ten major plans for China-Africa cooperation.
- Thu - Mar 23, 2017: Lamu, Tana River to Benefit From Sh15.9b Solar Power Project - AllAfrica News: Madagascar
[Nation] Lamu and Tana River are among 14 energy "underserved" counties set to benefit from a Sh15.9 billion solar power project this year.
- Fri - Mar 17, 2017: CAF Elects New Prexy As Hayatou Loses Out - AllAfrica News: Madagascar
[The Point] Madagascar Football Association President Ahmed Ahmad has been elected Confederation of African Football president, ending long-time ruler Issa Hayatou's 29-year reign.
- Fri - Mar 17, 2017: New CAF President, Ahmad, Promises Financial Transparency - AllAfrica News: Madagascar
[Premium Times] A breath of fresh air is sweeping through the Confederation of African Football, CAF, following the emergence of Ahmad Ahmad as the new president of the continent's football ruling body.
- Wed - Mar 15, 2017: Govt Declares National Disaster After Cyclone Tears Through Parts of Island - AllAfrica News: Madagascar
[Nation] Madagascar has declared a national disaster after a cyclone tore through the northern and eastern parts of the Indian Ocean island last week, leaving 78 dead and destroying thousands of homes.