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Pope celebrates Madagascar's 'living saint', champion of the poor

08 Sep 2019

ANTANANARIVO Pope Francis on Sunday celebrated a former student of his who is now sometimes called Madagascar's "living saint" for having changed the lives of thousands of poor people who once lived in garbage dumps.

Pope, on Madagascar visit, condemns clan culture of privilege, graft

08 Sep 2019

ANTANANARIVO Pope Francis, on a visit to Madagascar, on Sunday condemned what he said was its clan culture of privilege and corruption that allows a very few to live in wealth while the vast majority languish in grinding poverty. | Video

Pope celebrates Madagascar's 'living saint,' champion of the poor

08 Sep 2019

ANTANANARIVO Pope Francis on Sunday celebrated a former student of his who is now sometimes called Madagascar's "living saint" for having changed the lives of thousands of poor people who once lived in garbage dumps.

Madagascar forest destruction wiping out humans' tiniest relative

06 Sep 2019

KIRINDY FOREST, Madagascar As a shocked world watches fires ravage the Amazon, slash-and-burn farmers are wreaking proportionally worse destruction half a world away in Madagascar, driving humanity's smallest relative - the Madame Berthe’s mouse lemur - to extinction. | Video

Pope’s ex-student to welcome his mentor to Madagascar quarry 'cathedral'

03 Sep 2019

ANTANANARIVO Three times a year, Father Pedro Opeka celebrates Mass in a vast grey quarry in the hills above Madagascar's capital. This week, he will welcome his old teacher, Pope Francis, to see the chiselled granite altar from where he ministers. | Video

Madagascar vanilla crop quality suffers as thieves spark violence

18 Jul 2019

MAROVATO, Madagascar Rocketing vanilla prices bought Madagascan farmer Berlin Ranary a hot pink sofa, a motorbike - and a double-barrelled shotgun to protect his crop. | Video

From poo to food: Kenyan toilet waste key for new animal feed

18 Jun 2019

NAIROBI Kenyan farmer Victor Kyalo's chickens have doubled the number of eggs they are laying. The reason: Human excrement. | Video

Play the game, save the planet: Conservationists target video gamers

06 Jun 2019

(This June 5 story corrects name in paragraph 10 to Jake Manion, not Jack Manion) | Video

Kenyan watchdog approves Commercial Bank of Africa and NIC Group merger

13 May 2019

NAIROBI The Competition Authority of Kenya approved on Monday a proposed merger between Kenya's Commercial Bank of Africa and NIC Group, the regulator said.

Amid criticism, South Sudan signs new deal with U.S. lobbyists

08 May 2019

NAIROBI, May 8 South Sudan has signed a contract with a U.S. lobbying firm, after cancelling an earlier deal with the same company that drew criticism from rights groups over its aims, documents showed.

World News

Iran says it will destroy any aggressor

Iran will pursue any aggressor, even it carries out a limited attack, and seek to destroy it, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday, after attacks on Saudi oil sites which Riyadh and U.S officials blamed on Tehran.