COAT OF ARMS
Government: Untiary Semi-Presidential Republic
Current President: Andry Rojoelina
Population: 26,955,737 (2020)
Land Size: 587,041 sq km (226,658 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Tue - Aug 3, 2021: Madagascar Makes 21 Further Arrests Over Suspected Coup Plot - AllAfrica News: Madagascar
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Antananarivo/Madagascar -- Madagascar has arrested 21 more suspects, including 12 military personnel, in connection with a plot to kill President Andry Rajoelina and topple the government, a senior prosecutor said.
- Mon - Aug 2, 2021: Madagascar's Drought Could Become Routine, Worse, Warn Climate Experts - AllAfrica News: Madagascar
[East African] The ongoing drought in southern parts of Madagascar could become more frequent, given the changing climate that has affected Africa's largest island nation.
- Thu - Jul 29, 2021: Child Malnutrition Expected to Rise in Drought-Hit Nation - AllAfrica News: Madagascar
[East African] Madagascar's children could suffer lifelong health problems due to the ongoing drought that has caused a severe food shortage south of the island nation.
- Tue - Jul 27, 2021: Child Malnutrition Expected to Quadruple in South of Country - AllAfrica News: Madagascar
[UN News] At least half a million children under five in drought-afflicted southern Madagascar are on the verge of acute malnourishment, two UN agencies warned on Monday.
- Fri - Jul 23, 2021: French Citizen Among Six Arrested Over Plan to Kill Madagascar President - Minister - AllAfrica News: Madagascar
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Antananarivo/France -- A French citizen is among six people arrested on suspicion of involvement in a plot to kill Madagascar's president, the Indian Ocean island's public security minister said.