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Madagascar, or Republic of Madagascar (older name Malagasy Republic, French: République malgache), is an island nation in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of Africa. The main island, also called Madagascar, is the fourth-largest island in the world, and is home to 5% of the world's plant and animal species, of which more than 80% are endemic to Madagascar. They include the lemur infraorder of primates, the carnivorous fossa, three bird families and six baobab species. Two-thirds of the population live below the international poverty line of US$1.25 a day.

Headlines Around the Web

Madagascar: Legal Aid Clinics Help Rural Women

Dec 23, 2011 - AllAfrica News

Madagascar: Back On Track With the Road Map

Oct 31, 2011 - AllAfrica News

Madagascar: Raw Sewage Kills

Aug 10, 2011 - AllAfrica News

Madagascar Oil to bounce back after dispute

Jun 25, 2011 - Financial Times

Madagascar: A Poor Country Gets Poorer

Mar 20, 2011 - AllAfrica News

Madagascar: Rice is 'Becoming a Luxury'

Feb 16, 2011 - AllAfrica News

Articles About Madagascar

A frog is pictured in Anan Lake
New Frog Species Found In Madagascar, On The Verge of Extinction

By IBTimes AU

An MSc Student from the University of Bristol, Samuel Penny, found a new species of frog in the forests of Madagascar while studying the amphibians of the Sahamalaza Peninsula as a part of his masters degree, reported Bristol 24-7. (2:31 pm)

More Aussies are Braving the Waves of Madagascar

By IBTimes AU

More Australians are braving the waves of Madagascar island (Aug 07)


Doctor Strange Casting Update: Benedict Cumberbatch on the Role; Joaquin Phoenix ‘in Negotiations’ for the Role -- Report

By IBTimes AU

Scott Derrickson’s “Doctor Strange” is one of the most highly anticipated Marvel movies expected to release in 2016. The comic book character is soon going to become a part of Marvel Cinematic Universe. (Jul 29)


Benedict Cumberbatch
Sherlock: Watch Benedict Cumberbatch’s Wolf in The Penguins of Madagascar, Season 4 Premiere Date Update [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

"Sherlock" actor Benedict Cumberbatch reportedly charmed his audience at Comic-Con. This was Cumberbatch's first appearance at the event. The actor, however, did not attend to talk about Sherlock Holmes and spill spoilers about "Sherlock" Season 4. (Jul 25)


Pope Francis chats with Spain's King Felipe (L) and Queen Letizia during a private audience at the Vatican June 30, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS ROYALS)
New Vatican Envoy to UN is a Filipino Archbishop

By IBTimes AU

Pope Francis has selected Filipino Archbishop Bernardito Cleopas Auza to become Vatican City's permanent representative to the United Nations in New York. Auza is the first ever Filipino to represent the Holy See at the global body. (Jul 03)


Eugenie Bouchard of Canada waves after defeating Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia in their women's singles tennis match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London June 24, 2014. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT TENNIS TPX IMAGES OF T
Canada Day 2014: The List of Uninvited 'Persona Non Grata'

By IBTimes AU

Officials from a select group of pariah states have been included into a list of "persona non grata" as Canada observes its national day on July 1. (Jun 30)


Canada Day 2014: The List of Uninvited 'Persona Non Grata'

By IBTimes AU

Officials from a select group of pariah states have been included into a list of "persona non grata" as Canada observes its national day on July 1. (Jun 30)


‘Sherlock’ Update: Main Reason for Delay in Production of Season 4

By IBTimes AU

There is still a big question mark on when "Sherlock" Season 4 will begin production. The actors as well as the writers have mega-busy schedules and "Sherlock" is not the only show, or movie, on their minds. (Jun 17)


New Zealand Kiwi Not From Australia; DNA Study Finds Different Ancestor

By IBTimes AU

Recent DNA tests have shown that the kiwi, New Zealand's national bird, is not related to the emu as scientists have long believed. The kiwi was originally thought to have originated from Australia but new research published in the Science journal has rejected the claim. (May 23)


Cast members Jamie Foxx, Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield attend a promotional tour of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" in Beijing
'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Secrets Revealed: Things to Know about Spidey and Real-Life Girlfriend Emma Stone

By IBTimes AU

Emma Stone admitted to the press that "she's a mess in every way." Is she, really? We will find out as the actress stars, once again, alongside boyfriend Andrew Garfield in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" superhero movie, which gi... (Apr 04)