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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

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)

Ring-tailed lemurs stand together at the Haifa zoo in northern Israel
'Island of Lemurs: Madagascar' Documentary: Lemurs Facing Extinction, Things to Know About the Primates in the Wild

By IBTimes AU

Real lemurs finally got extensive attention as the new documentary film "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" hits IMAX theatres on Friday, April 4, taking with it a family-oriented and educational approach regarding the real world where the lemurs exist. (Apr 02)

Model Irina Shayk arrives for the Barbie Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue party in New York, February 17, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Vogue Spain’s ‘Story of the Century’ Featuring Football’s Hottest Couple Cristiano Ronaldo and Irina Shayk; Check Out Irina’s Latest Spreads on SI Swimsuit 2014

By IBTimes AU

Cristiano Ronaldo and Irina Shayk will be featured in one of the upcoming issues of Vogue Spain, it has been revealed. (Apr 01)