Tropical storm Ana has caused widespread flooding in Madagascar, raising the death toll from recent heavy rains to 39 people and displacing more than 65,000.
A cargo ship illegally carrying 130 passengers sank off Madagascar's northeastern coast on Monday, killing at least 64 people.
Serge Gelle, who heads the national gendarmerie, reaches safety in the seaside town of Mahambo after his helicopter surveying a shipwreck crashed off the northeastern coast.
Boat carrying "illegal passengers" sinks off the northeast coast, drowning 17 people with 60 others still missing, officials say.
Thousands of people in the drought-stricken island nation have been affected by famine, and more than a million others are considered to be in a food security crisis or emergency.
It is the only place where climate change has caused 'famine-like conditions', resulting in acute malnutrition among many of its inhabitants.
An assassination attempt on Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina has been foiled and several “foreign and Malagasy” suspects arrested, prosecutor says.
In 28 years working for WFP on four continents, Lola Castro, WFP’s regional director in southern Africa, said she had “never seen anything this bad” except in 1998 in Bahr el Gazal in what is now South Sudan.
Coelacanths, a prehistoric fish species dating back hundreds of millions years ago, have surfaced once more due to shark fishermen’s gillnet hunting that reaches the deep seas. Already an endangered species, will this hurt their future?
Indonesia is eager to revive spice shipments to diversify its farm exports that are currently dominated by palm oil.
Baptised Covid-Organics, is a drink made with the artemisia plant and other indigenous herbs among other ingredients.
In Africa, authorities claim they have been "spared by God" or have simply been saved by the low volume of air traffic to their countries. However, some fear it is simply a lack of testing.
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