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Malaysia seizes 330 exotic tortoises from Madagascar

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Malaysia seizes 330 exotic tortoises from Madagascar

- KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities said Monday that they have seized 330 exotic tortoises from Madagascar worth 1.2 million ringgit ($276,721), in the latest heist of illegal wildlife and animal parts being smuggled into the country. Deputy customs director Abdull Wahid Sulong said that 325 Indian Star tortoises and five Ploughshare tortoises were packed into five boxes and labeled as stones
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Madagascar: Un adolescent français enlevé par des hommes armés

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Madagascar: Un adolescent français enlevé par des hommes armés

- Les ravisseurs « restent introuvables », ainsi que leur victime, âgée de 16 ans. Un adolescent français d’origine indo-pakistanaise (karana en malgache) a été enlevé tôt mardi matin par un groupe de six hommes cagoulés et armés de fusils d’assaut devant le lycée français de la capitale malgache Antananarivo, a-t-on appris mercredi auprès de la police locale. Ce commando a pris la fuite en ouvrant le feu sur des policiers qui assuraient la circulation devant l’établissement scolaire, a précisé un porte-parole de la police malgache, le commissaire Alexandre Sylvain Ranaivoson
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Kenyan drug suspect deported from Madagascar arrives in Nairobi

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Kenyan drug suspect deported from Madagascar arrives in Nairobi

- A suspected Kenyan drug trafficker deported from Madagascar has arrived in Nairobi and is expected in court later Monday morning. Ndechumia Bilali Kimali fled the country in 2015 when he was linked to the 7.6 Kilograms of Heroin seized in MV Baby Iris – the ship that was blown up by Kenyan authorities in the Indian Ocean. The suspect appeared composed and could be heard telling police officers “I am a father six and I am a businessman… I don’t know why you are harassing me
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Drug baron Bilali Kimani deported from Madagascar

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Drug baron Bilali Kimani deported from Madagascar

- A wanted Kenyan drug baron has been deported from Madagascar over links to international drug trade. BilaliKimali is suspected to be behind the heroine worth over Sh29 million that was seizedin a luxuriousyacht named BabyIris inMombasa 2015. Kimali landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Monday morning aboard a KQ flight from Madagascar. He was immediately picked up by Anti-Narcotics Police
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Kenyan man linked to Sh22m heroin deported from Madagascar

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Kenyan man linked to Sh22m heroin deported from Madagascar

- A Kenyan man has been deported from Madagascar after he was linked to Sh22 million worth of heroin that was destroyed in the Indian Ocean in 2015. Ndechumia Bilali Kimali landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Monday morning aboard a KQ flight from Madagascar and was taken to custody by Anti-Narcotics Police. He was in handcuff and was accompanied by two detectives from Madagascar
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New sapphire rush in Madagascar may threaten rare species

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New sapphire rush in Madagascar may threaten rare species

- Madagascar is a major producer of sapphires New rush producing 50 carat stones, compared to world's finest Conservationists fear destruction of rainforest (CNN)They are adored by royalty and movie stars -- but sapphires could spell trouble for some of the planet's rarest creatures. Madagascar has become one of Africa's leading producers of the colored gems since they were first discovered on the island in the 1990s, exporting $16
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MOMENT OF TRUTH: Caf goes to poll with Hayatou's reign under serious threat by Madagascar's Ahmed

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MOMENT OF TRUTH: Caf goes to poll with Hayatou's reign under serious threat by Madagascar's Ahmed

- Cameroonian Issa Hayatou is facing his biggest challenge as the Confederation of African Football (CAF) goes to elections today at the Africa Union headquarters. Hayatou, who has been CAF president for more than 30 years, is facing Ahmed Ahmed from Madagascar. Delegates from all the 53 African nations have been arriving in the Ethiopian capital since Tuesday. Fifa President Gianni Infantino arrived on Wednesday morning with his presence adding to the already boiling tension as he is thought to be supporting Ahmed
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Madagascar : le cyclone Enawo a fait au moins 50 morts et près de 300 000 sinistrés

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Madagascar : le cyclone Enawo a fait au moins 50 morts et près de 300 000 sinistrés

- Le cyclone Enawo a tué au moins 50 personnes à Madagascar et laissé près de 300.000 habitants sinistrés depuis son passage mardi sur la Grande île,
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número de mortes por causa de ciclone chega a 50

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número de mortes por causa de ciclone chega a 50

- O governo de Madagascar informou que o número de mortos por causa do ciclone Enawo aumentou para pelo menos 50, com 20 pessoas desaparecidas. A agência de gestão de desastres do país disse neste domingo que o ciclone que atingiu o nordeste do país na terça-feira também tirou 110 mil pessoas de suas casas. Pelo menos 183 pessoas ficaram feridas. O ciclone Enawo trouxe fortes chuvas e ventos acima de 225 quilômetros por hora - o equivalente a um furacão de categoria 4 Funcionários do governo disseram que a extensão total do dano ainda não é conhecida devido a problemas nas telecomunicações que dificultam o contato com as comunidades rurais
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Madagascar Cyclone Death Toll Reaches 50

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Madagascar Cyclone Death Toll Reaches 50

- The island nation's disaster management agency on Sunday said the cyclone that made landfall in the northeast on Tuesday also has driven 110,000 people from their homes. At least 183 people were injured. Enawo brought heavy rains and winds in excess of 140 miles (225 kilometers) per hour — the equivalent of a Category 4 hurricane. Officials say the full extent of the damage is not yet known because of telecommunications breakdowns, making it hard to contact rural communities
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Cyclone kills 50, affects 176,000 in Madagascar

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Cyclone kills 50, affects 176,000 in Madagascar

- ANTANANARIVO (AFP) - Cyclone Enawo killed at least 50 people and affected 176,000 people after it hit Madagascar earlier this week, the national disaster management agency said on Saturday (March 11), with thousands forced into emergency shelters. The toll issued by the head of the BNGRC agency Thierry Venty was significantly higher than the earlier estimate of just four deaths and 10,000 people displaced issued on Thursday. More than 53,000 people have been displaced and 180 injured by the storm, the agency said in a statement on Friday, while 32,000 have been affected in the capital city Antananarivo alone
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Madagascar pindah penduduk terjejas Taufan Enawo

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Madagascar pindah penduduk terjejas Taufan Enawo

- ANTANANARIVO: Madagascar mula memindahkan ribuan penduduk dari kawasan banjir akibat benteng pecah ketika negara itu merasai impak Taufan Enawo, minggu ini. Enawo kali pertama membadai kawasan pantai timur laut kawasan pengeluar vanila pada pagi Selasa lalu, merosakkan jalan raya dan memutuskan hubungan komunikasi di daerah Antalaha yang memiliki 230,000 penduduk. Lima orang disahkan maut manakala tujuh lagi cedera lewat semalam, ketika anggaran 10,000 orang kehilangan tempat tinggal dalam bencana ribut terburuk di negara Lautan Hindi itu
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Madagascar: Au moins 5 morts et 12.000 sinistrés après le passage du cyclone Enawo

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Madagascar: Au moins 5 morts et 12.000 sinistrés après le passage du cyclone Enawo

- 20 Minutes avec agences. Au moins cinq morts et plus de 12.000 sinistrés. C’est le bilan dressé dans la nuit de mercredi à jeudi par le bureau national de gestion des catastrophes (BNGC) après le passage du cyclone Enawo à Madagascar. Il a balayé ce mardi le nord de l’île, avec des violentes rafales allant jusqu’à 290 km/h. Le BNGC fait également état de sept blessés et 10.288 déplacés, notamment à Antananarivo
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Madagascar : au moins 5 morts après le passage du cyclone Enawo

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Madagascar : au moins 5 morts après le passage du cyclone Enawo

- u moins cinq personnes sont mortes et plus de 12.000 sinistrées à Madagascar après le passage du cyclone Enawo, selon un nouveau bilan communiqué par le bureau national de gestion des catastrophes (BNGC) dans la nuit de mercredi à jeudi. Le BNGC fait également état de 7 blessés et 10.288 déplacés, notamment à Antananarivo où des évacuations ont eu lieu dès mercredi en raison des pluies diluviennes tombées sur la ville
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Cyclone Enawo death toll rising, heading towards Madagascar capital

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Cyclone Enawo death toll rising, heading towards Madagascar capital

- Antananarivo - At least four people have been killed by tropical cyclone Enawo in Madagascar, the prime minister said on Wednesday, as the storm tracked towards the capital Antananarivo threatening severe flooding. Evacuations were underway in some parts of the city, which was deluged by torrential rains ahead of the cyclone's forecast arrival overnight. The national meteorology agency issuing a red alert, advising citizens to seek shelter as Prime Minister Olivier Mahafaly announced the death toll
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Cyclone slams into Madagascar, at least three dead

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Cyclone slams into Madagascar, at least three dead

- ANTANANARIVO: Cyclone Enawo, a massive tropical storm packing winds gusting as high as 300 km per hour, killed at least three people when it slammed into the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar, officials said on Wednesday. Enawo struck the northeast village of Ampahana on Tuesday morning. It had since been downgraded from an “intense tropical cyclone” to a “tropical storm” with winds gusting at 130 kph, domestic weather bulletins said. Rivo Randrianarison, the head of the local weather service said it was one of the country’s worst storms in recent years
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Cyclone Enawo. Au moins trois morts à Madagascar

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Cyclone Enawo. Au moins trois morts à Madagascar

- Le cyclone Enawo a fait au moins trois morts à Madagascar dans la nuit de mardi à mercredi. Le cyclone Enawo, qui a frappé Madagascar dans la nuit de mardi à mercredi avec des pointes à 300 km/h, a fait au moins trois morts, a annoncé le gouvernement dans un communiqué. Enawo a faibli depuis et a été rétrogradé à simple « tempête tropicale », dont les vents soufflent encore à 130 km/h, ont fait savoir les services météorologiques malgaches
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  • Swazi Queen Mother visits Madagascar
    Swazi Queen Mother visits Madagascar

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    Swaziland's Queen Mother Ntfombi Thwala is in Madagascar for a state visit. The mother of King Mswati III, was on Tuesday received by President Hery Rajaonarimampianina at the State House of Iavoloha in Antananarivo. Queen Mother Thwala is accompanied by her other son, Prince Makhosetive Dlamini, on the first time visit to the island nation. Royal guests. President Rajaonarimampianina, welcoming the royal guests, said their visit confirmed the cordial relations between the Malagasy people and the Swazis
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Politics & Government

  • agencies call for immediate support amid deepening food crisis in southern Madagascar
    agencies call for immediate support amid deepening food crisis in southern Madagascar

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    18 November 2016 United Nations agencies are calling for immediate financial support for farmers and families in Madagascar in order to address the growing food crisis that could worsen if crops are not planted by December and January. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN () hopes to provide 170,000 farming families in the most food-insecure districts throughout southern Madagascar with plant cuttings and seeds next month. As part
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  • MOMENT OF TRUTH: Caf goes to poll with Hayatou's reign under serious threat by Madagascar's Ahmed
    MOMENT OF TRUTH: Caf goes to poll with Hayatou's reign under serious threat by Madagascar's Ahmed

    , standardmedia.co.ke

    Cameroonian Issa Hayatou is facing his biggest challenge as the Confederation of African Football (CAF) goes to elections today at the Africa Union headquarters. Hayatou, who has been CAF president for more than 30 years, is facing Ahmed Ahmed from Madagascar. Delegates from all the 53 African nations have been arriving in the Ethiopian capital since Tuesday. Fifa President Gianni Infantino arrived on Wednesday morning with his presence adding to the already boiling tension as he is thought to be supporting Ahmed
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Society & Culture

  • Truck crash kills 47, including newly-weds
    Truck crash kills 47, including newly-weds

    , aljazeera.com

    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. The incident took place early on Saturday when a truck carrying wedding guests deviated off the road and plunged into a river outside the town of Anjozorobe. Police spokesperson Herilala Andrianatisaona told AFP news agency on Sunday that at least 22 people were also
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  • Cyclone Enawo death toll rising, heading towards Madagascar capital
    Cyclone Enawo death toll rising, heading towards Madagascar capital

    , news24.com

    Antananarivo - At least four people have been killed by tropical cyclone Enawo in Madagascar, the prime minister said on Wednesday, as the storm tracked towards the capital Antananarivo threatening severe flooding. Evacuations were underway in some parts of the city, which was deluged by torrential rains ahead of the cyclone's forecast arrival overnight. The national meteorology agency issuing a red alert, advising citizens to seek shelter as Prime Minister Olivier Mahafaly announced the death toll
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