Madagascar

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INFORMATION

Capital: Antananarivo

Government: Untiary Semi-Presidential Republic

Current President: Rivo Rakotovao

Economy:

  • Agriculture, including fishing and forestry, is a mainstay of the economy, accounting for more than one-fourth of GDP and employing 80% of the population.
  • Major exporter of apparel.

Population: 25,054,161 (2017)

Land Size: 587,041 sq km (226,658 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Malayo-Indonesian (Merina and related Betsileo)
  • Cotiers (mixed African, Malayo-Indonesian, and Arab ancestry – Betsimisaraka, Tsimihety, Antaisaka, Sakalava)
  • French
  • Indian
  • Creole
  • Comoran
Religions:

  • Indigenous African Religions: 52%
  • Christian: 41%
  • Muslim: 7%

Language(s):

  • French (official)
  • Malagasy (official)
  • English

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RECENT NEWS

  • Tue - Jan 22, 2019: President Attends Swearing-in of Madagascar President - AllAfrica News: Madagascar
    [Ghanaian Times] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Saturday attended the swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected President of Madagascar, Andry Nirina Rajoelina in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar.
  • Mon - Jan 21, 2019: Madagascar - Andry Rajoelina Sworn in - AllAfrica News: Madagascar
    [Cameroon Tribune] Andry Rajoelina was on January 20, 2019 sworn in as Madagascar's President in Mahamasina Stadium in the capital, Antananarivo, after beating Marc Ravalomanana in the second round election on December 27, 2018. Agency reports said the inauguration ceremony was attended by delegations from 35 countries and international organizations.
  • Mon - Jan 21, 2019: New Madagascar President Impressed With Ghana's Development Under President Akufo-Addo - AllAfrica News: Madagascar
    [Ghana Presidency] The newly sworn-in President of the Republic of Madagascar, His Excellency Andry Nirina Rajoelina, has commended the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for the superintending over impressive developments in Ghana over the last two years.
  • Mon - Jan 21, 2019: President Akufo-Addo Attends Inauguration of President-Elect of Madagascar - AllAfrica News: Madagascar
    [Ghana Presidency] The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, left Accra on Friday, 18th January, 2019, at the invitation of the President-Elect of the Republic of Madagascar, H.E. Andry Nirina Rajoelina, to participate in his inauguration ceremony in Antananarivo, capital of Madagascar, on Saturday, 19th January, 2019.