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Madagascar, Plateau record first COVID-19 death

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Madagascar has registered its first coronavirus death, albeit from a 57-year-old medical worker who suffered from diabetes and high blood pressure, the national COVID-19 taskforce said on Sunday, May 17, 2020. President Andry Rajoelina of Madagascar holds a bottle of the Covid-19 cure developed in the country Taskforce spokeswoman Hanta Danielle Vololontiana said in a televised statement that the man ...

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Madagascar biodiversity offset a landgrab in disguise, says report

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On the occasion of the Rio Tinto AGM on Thursday, 14 April 2016 in London, Re:Common and the World Rainforest Movement released a report titled: “Rio Tinto’s biodiversity offset in Madagascar: Double landgrab in the name of biodiversity?” In recent years mining companies have become actively engaged in promoting “biodiversity offsetting” as a way of “greening” the mining sector. The ...

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Madagascar, Benin, Angola to get $17.8m AfDB climate change support

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has renewed its support for climate change resilience in Madagascar, Benin and Angola, which are accessing $17.8 million of adaptation finance in the form of grants from the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) during the second quarter of 2013. It follows the approval last March to fund three water and sanitation projects. Under the scheme, ...

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