Madagascar has little obvious strategic value for the Kremlin or the global balance of power. But Russians were there during an election, offering bribes, spreading disinformation and recruiting an apocalyptic cult leader.
The hand of a Scottish tourist who was last seen snorkeling off the French island of Réunion, near Madagascar, was found in the stomach of a tiger shark — and he was identified by the wedding ring still on a finger. The 44-year-old man, who has not been identified, went missing Saturday while swimming off...
A consortium composed of Madagascar's Axian Group and Africa-focused private equity firm Emerging Capital Partners (ECP) will acquire a 51% stake in Togo's state telecommunications company, Togocom, the government said on Thursday.
The "turning of the bones," or famadihana, is a funerary ritual of the Malagasy people in Madagascar. On the fifth, seventh or ninth anniversary of a death, family members uncover the remains of dead loved ones, rewrap them and celebrate together with a feast and dancing. The event is often larger than a wedding or a funeral and everyone is expected to attend. Mind you, this is no morbid encounter. It's a chance to come together and express joy for the future.
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