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Madagascar sacks health minister after virus...

The Indian Ocean island-nation saw COVID-19 cases surge in July despite an official campaign to promote a controversial herbal drink touted as a remedy...

Madagascar remedy contains compounds that...

The World Health Organisation [WHO] was the first to caution populations against use of the purported remedy without medical supervision.

Madagascar hospitals 'overwhelmed' by coronavirus...

But COVID-designated hospitals in Antananarivo warn they are starting to run out of beds. "We are now only accepting severe cases," Andohotapenaka Hospital...

Madagascar ships anti-virus potion to Guinea-Bissau...

Baptised Covid-Organics, the drink is derived from artemisia -- a plant with proven efficacy in malaria treatment -- and other indigenous herbs.

Pope Francis to visit poor of Mozambique,...

Pope Francis's visit comes a month after the government signed a historic peace treaty with the former rebels Renamo, who are now the main opposition party....

Madagascar goes to polls

The stand-off between Rajoelina and Ravalomanana runs everywhere, including in the third district of the capital of the Indian Ocean island nation

Ex-president Rajoelina wins Madagascar vote:...

The electoral commission chief Hery Rakotomanana said "efforts were made to respond" to concerns raised by both candidates which included a review of the...

Madagascar: three presidents, three crises...

Here is a look back at the turbulent recent history of the Indian Ocean island:

Corruption looms large in Madagascar presidential...

Madagascar votes on November 7, with Rajaonarimampianina a frontrunner in the Indian Ocean island state that was beset by protests this year over his attempts...

52 die in Madagascar pre-trial detention...

"The miserably poor conditions of detention in which pre-trial detainees are held clearly amount to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment," said Amnesty's...

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