COAT OF ARMS
Current President:Hery Martial Rajaonarimampianina
Population: 23,200,000 (2014)
Land Size: 587,041 sq km (226,658 sq miles)
Major Ethic Groups:
- Tue - Feb 21, 2017: The Bitter Taste of Madagascar Vanilla - AllAfrica News: Madagascar
[Al Jazeera] Sava region, Madagascar -Vanilla farmer Jacky points his machete towards a flattened area in the humid Madagascan jungle.
- Wed - Feb 15, 2017: Tropical Cyclone Dineo Bears Down On Madagascar - AllAfrica News: Madagascar
[Al Jazeera] Tropical Cyclone Dineo has formed in the Mozambique Channel, the fifth cyclone of the 2016/17 Southern Hemisphere cyclone season.
- Sat - Feb 11, 2017: Tropical Cyclone Carlos Brews Up in the Indian Ocean - AllAfrica News: Madagascar
[Al Jazeera] Over the past few days Tropical Cyclone Carlos has been gaining strength in the southern Indian Ocean. The tiny Islands of Mauritius and La Reunion have been dealt a glancing blow by the storm.
- Wed - Feb 8, 2017: Meet the Sakalava Ethnic Group - AllAfrica News: Madagascar
[This is Africa] The Sakalava people also known by the translation of their name as people of the long valleys are one of the ethnic groups in Madagascar and constitute about 6.2% of the population. Known as semi-nomadic pastoralists they are also known for growing rice. They are located in the Western and North Western region of Madagascar.
- Mon - Jan 30, 2017: Truck Crash Kills 47, Including Newlyweds - AllAfrica News: Madagascar
[Al Jazeera] At least 47 people, including 10 children and a newly-wed couple, have been killed in a traffic accident north of Madagascar's capital, Antananarivo, according to police.