Madagascar

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INFORMATION

Capital: Antananarivo

Government: Untiary Semi-Presidential Republic

Current President: Andry Rojoelina

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: 25,683,610 (2018)

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

  • Mon - Aug 12, 2019: Bok Women Unchanged for RWC Qualifier V Madagascar - AllAfrica News: Madagascar
    [News24Wire] Cape Town -Springbok Women's coach Stanley Raubenheimer retained the combinations that made a strong statement against Uganda for their second Women's Rugby World Cup Qualifier against Madagascar on Tuesday, naming an identical starting team.
  • Mon - Aug 12, 2019: Hostility Returns to Haunt Madagascar's Problematic Prisons - AllAfrica News: Madagascar
    [CAJ News] Antananarivo -THE violent incident between detainees and prison guards at a prison east of Madagascar has brought to the fore the country's inept justice system and public security problems.
  • Mon - Aug 5, 2019: Six Changes for Banyana Banyana Vs Madagascar - AllAfrica News: Madagascar
    [SAFA] Banyana Banyana head coach Desiree Ellis has made six changes to the squad that will face Madagascar in the third and final group stages match of the 2019 COSAFA Women's Championship currently underway in Port Elizabeth.
  • Mon - Jul 29, 2019: IMF Executive Board Completes Fifth Review of Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Madagascar - AllAfrica News: Madagascar
    [IMF] On July 26, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the fifth review under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) Arrangement for Madagascar. The completion of this review enables the disbursement of SDR 31.428 million (about US$43.7 million), bringing total disbursements under the arrangement to SDR 219.12 million (about US$304.5 million).