May 282014
Removal of Restrictions on Assistance to Madagascar

WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson Washington, DC May 27, 2014     In light of Madagascar’s successful 2013 elections, and the installation of a new government earlier this year, the United States has lifted all remaining restrictions on direct assistance to the Government of Madagascar. As […]

May 272014
Mozambique : IOM, UNHCR Organize Mixed Migration Meeting

  IOM, UNHCR Organize Mixed Migration Meeting in Mozambique GENEVA, Switzerland, May 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM and UNHCR yesterday hosted a meeting with key stakeholders to discuss the national response to mixed migration challenges in Mozambique. The meeting was part of the preparations for the 2014 regional Migration Dialogue for Southern Africa […]

May 192014
EU fully resumes development cooperation with Madagascar

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, May 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Council today decided to repeal its decision under Art. 96 of the Cotonou agreement on Madagascar, which had been in force since 2010. This means the full resumption of EU development cooperation with this country. This decision comes in the wake of the […]

Aug 222013

The African Union welcomes the publication of the final list of candidates for the presidential election in Madagascar ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, August 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, welcomes the publication, today, by the Malagasy Special Electoral Court (CES), of the final […]

Aug 022013
AU And SADC - the crisis in Madagascar

AU And SADC intensify their joint efforts to accelerate the resolution of the crisis in Madagascar ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, August 2, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As part of the efforts aimed at facilitating an early return to constitutional order in Madagascar, through the organization of presidential elections in line with the Roadmap for ending […]

Jul 262013

Madagascar/ Child prostitution and sex tourism: for all to see, in total impunity GENEVA, Switzerland, July 26, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — United Nations Special Rapporteur Najat Maalla M’jid encouraged today the Government of Madagascar to step up efforts to combat efficiently the scourge of child sexual exploitation, duly protect all children at risk and […]

Jun 262013

Locust plague threatens to trigger severe food crisis in Madagascar / Locusts have already infested over half of the island nation’s cultivated land and pastures ROME, Italy, June 26, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Madagascar is in the grips of a largely uncontrolled locust plague and risks a serious food crisis. A large-scale emergency control […]

Mar 262013

Madagascar needs more than $41 million to end locust plague / Half of the country infested by locusts – food production seriously at risk ROME, Italy, March 26, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Madagascar needs more than $22 million of emergency funding by June to start fighting a severe locust plague that threatens the country’s […]

Mar 232013

When the Millennium Villages Project was mooted for Madagascar and other countries back in 2004 by the UN it caused a lot of controversy.  The idea was to target large investment and aid (around $60 per person per year) into the selected villages to realise the Millennium Development Goals. For one village in Madagascar the […]

Mar 132013

OTTAWA, Canada, March 12, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Canada is providing emergency life-saving assistance to people in Madagascar affected by tropical cyclone Haruna, announced the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation. Over the next four months approximately 10,000 people will receive access to temporary shelters, emergency medical support, and water and sanitation.   […]