Extreme social crisis ravages Mozambique in wake of Cyclone Idai

By Eddie Haywood, 30 March 2019

The devastation in the storm’s wake has produced a full-blown humanitarian crisis, exposing the impoverished conditions already present before Cyclone Idai hit.

Bubonic plague ravages Madagascar

By Eddie Haywood, 17 November 2017

Poverty and the lack of access to health care plays the largest role in the severity of the current epidemic.

Poverty grows in Madagascar

By Barry Mason, 28 September 2010

A recent BBC Radio 4 programme showed that the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar is experiencing growing poverty under a regime of sanctions imposed by the US and Europe.

Populist businessman takes power in Madagascar

By Barry Mason, 28 March 2009

Opposition leader Andry Rajoelina has been sworn in president of the Indian Ocean Island of Madagascar.