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#Madagascar

Anne Ominous
18 hours ago
aggualaqisaaq🇦🇶
1 day ago

"Madagascar's Constitutional Court has confirmed President Andry Rajoelina's re-election after a contentious vote two weeks ago.
Rajoelina secured 59% of the votes, securing a third term. The court dismissed opposition complaints about vote credibility, despite a low 46% turnout and most opposition parties boycotting"

#news #Madagascar #elections

https://www.africanews.com/2023/12/01/top-madagascar-court-confirms-rajoelinas-re-election-as-president/

Knowledge Zone
3 days ago

#DidYouKnow: #Madagascar is home to an abundance of plants and animals found nowhere else on Earth.

This distinctive ecology has led some ecologists to refer to Madagascar as the "eighth #Continent", and the island has been classified by Conservation International as a #Biodiversity hotspot.

https://knowledgezone.co.in/kbits/6382339891e7897dfdcf27f5

Whew! Looking forward to not mapping charts anymore and admiring the other #Day28 maps for the #30DayMapChallenge. I used open data from the United Nations to calculate the percentage of landcover in square km for Madagascar. Modified Paul Satchell's tutorial on visualizing charts in #ArcGISPro. https://resource.esriuk.com/blog/visualising-data-using-chart-and-maps-in-arcgis-pro/
Using subdivide polygon into 100 sections is the key to layering the data.

#Arcpro #Madagascar #FAO #FoodandAgricultureOrganizationFAO #landcover #Africa

Map showing a bar chart within the Madagascar country boundary. Each layer represents a percentage of land cover identified in the dataset Land cover of Madagascar - Globcover Regional (46 classes) from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Modified Paul Satchell's tutorial on visualizing charts in #ArcGISPro.
aggualaqisaaq🇦🇶
4 days ago

"Two #Madagascar army colonels have been detained and charged with inciting a mutiny during the country's recent presidential election, a top prosecutor and investigators said Tuesday.The charges were announced only three days after Andry Rajoelina secured a new term as the African island's president in an election that was boycotted by most opposition leaders..."

#news

https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/tea/rest-of-africa/madagascar-detains-two-colonels-over-election-mutiny-4448026

aggualaqisaaq🇦🇶
1 week ago

"Incumbent president Andry Rajoelina is poised for a new term in #Madagascar. The election commission said Saturday that he won the first round of the presidential election with 58.9% of the votes... Ten of the 12 rivals of Rajoelina refused to campaign and called for boycott. Their collective said Friday (Nov. 24) that it would 'not recognize the results' of the contested November 16 vote. The Constitutional Court now has to formally validate the results"

#news

https://www.africanews.com/2023/11/25/madagascars-rajoelina-re-elected-election-management-body/

LOVE NBA
1 week ago

https://www.lovenba.com/1207607/ Cape Town Tigers v C.O.S.P.N | Full Basketball Game | Africa Champions Clubs ROAD TO B.A.L. 2024 #25.11.2023 #AfricaChampionsClubsROADTOB.A.L.2024 #AfricaChampionsClubsROADTOB.A.L.20242023 #Basketball #BasketballLiveStream #BasketballVideos #C.O.S.P.N #C.O.S.P.N(MAD) #CapeTownTigers #CapeTownTigers(RSA) #CTTVMAD25.11.2023 #fiba #FullGame #LIVE #livestream #MAD #Madagascar(MAD) #RSA #SouthAfrica(RSA)

Andry Rajoelina has secured a third term in an election marred by a low turnout and an opposition boycott.#Elections #Africa #Madagascar
Madagascar president re-elected as opposition denounces irregularities

🇲🇬 #Madagascar Andry Rajoelina (49 ans) réélu Président. Consultez son parcours personnel et la galerie de portraits de ses prédécesseurs depuis Philibert Tsiranana en 1960 🖼️https://www.election-politique.com/dirigeant.php?k=MG&kr=&id=31115&l=b

#AndryRajoelina #Rajoelina #President

aggualaqisaaq🇦🇶
1 week ago

"'We will not recognize the results of this illegitimate #election, riddled with irregularities, and we decline all responsibility for the political and social instability that could ensue,' warned the collective...od opposition candidates... Siteny Randrianasoloniaiko, who stood apart from the collective for a time to lead the campaign...also denounced 'worrying anomalies' which...'raise legitimate questions about the validity of the results'"

#news #madagascar

https://www.africanews.com/2023/11/24/madagascar-opposition-plans-to-reject-presidential-election-results/

🇲🇬 #Madagascar Décompte toujours en cours des résultats de l'élection présidentielle du 16 novembre. Andry Rajoelina en passe d'être réélu dès le 1er tour 📊 https://www.election-politique.com/resultats.php?num=13480&k=MG&kr=&pol=p1

#Presidentielle2023 #election #elections #elections2023 #elections2023

↪ Philippe 👣 Ⓥ
1 week ago

#Madagascar : une chaleur jamais vue depuis quarante ans alors que 91 % des Malgaches vivent sous le seuil de pauvreté et que la moitié n’a pas d’accès à l’eau potable et à l’électricité, les rendant plus vulnérables au changement climatique.

https://reporterre.net/A-Madagascar-une-chaleur-jamais-vue-depuis-quarante-ans

#Climat

Peter du Toit
1 week ago

You've heard this often: "The poorest and those least responsible for the climate crisis will be hit the hardest."

This is what that looks like. As heatwaves are set to ravage more parts of the world people who live in conditions very similar to those in Madagascar are facing catastrophe.

https://www.worldweatherattribution.org/extreme-poverty-rendering-madagascar-highly-vulnerable-to-underreported-extreme-heat-that-would-not-have-occurred-without-human-induced-climate-change/

#ClimateCrisis #Heatwaves #Madagascar

In Madagascar, less than half of the population has access to electricity and clean water, making most common coping strategies in extreme heat inaccessible to a large part of the population

 A high degree of informal settlements and unplanned urbanisation have resulted in large parts of the population particularly vulnerable to heat exposure. 

There are no heat action plans, early actions protocols, or comprehensive early warning systems, indicating an overall limited preparedness for heat waves.
Mario Ostolaza
1 week ago

Hoy viajamos a #Madagascar con #TheGuardian para redescubrier el huevo: sin los humanos el #cambioclimático no existiría ahora mismo 🥚 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/nov/23/madagascar-record-heatwave-climate-crisis-study

aggualaqisaaq🇦🇶
2 weeks ago

"#Madagascar 's incumbent President Andry Rajoelina has cemented his lead in an election marked by low turnout and an opposition boycott, and appeared poised to secure a third term... with over a third of voting centres reporting results. Rajoelina, a 49-year-old entrepreneur and former DJ who first rose to power on the Indian Ocean island in a 2009 coup, had garnered 62.9% of the vote by late on Sunday, from a turnout of just 43.1%, preliminary results...showed"

#news
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/madagascar-president-rajoelina-cements-lead-in-boycotted-election

🇲🇬 #Madagascar Résultats partiels en pourcentage de l'élection présidentielle du 16 novembre après dépouillement de 51% des bureaux de vote 📊 https://www.election-politique.com/resultats.php?num=13480&k=MG&kr=&pol=p1 #Presidentielle2023 #election #elections #election2023 #elections2023

Sokatra
2 weeks ago

Kimi 🇲🇬 gagne les Swahili Esports Champions sur Tekken : https://twitter.com/EsportsChampsAF/status/1726258510324002864 :) #madagascar #esport #tekken

Photo de la gagnante malgache d'un tournoi Swahili Esports Champions sur le jeu vidéo Tekken.

🇲🇬 #Madagascar Résultats partiels en pourcentage de l'élection présidentielle du 16 novembre après dépouillement de 31% des bureaux de vote 📊 https://www.election-politique.com/resultats.php?num=13480&k=MG&kr=&pol=p1

#Presidentielle2023 #elections #election2023 #elections2023

🇲🇬 #Madagascar Résultats partiels en pourcentage de l'élection présidentielle du 16 novembre après dépouillement de 24% des bureaux de vote 📊 https://www.election-politique.com/resultats.php?num=13480&k=MG&kr=&pol=p1

#Presidentielle2023 #elections #elections2023

🇲🇬 #Madagascar Premiers résultats partiels en pourcentage de l'élection présidentielle du 16 novembre après dépouillement de 12% des bureaux de vote 📊https://www.election-politique.com/resultats.php?num=13480&k=MG&kr=&pol=p1

#Presidentielle2023 #elections #elections2023

Global Museum
2 weeks ago

All 5 species of the Madagascar Ground-Rollers are stunningly beautiful birds!
This Scaled Ground Roller was happily feeding on the path right in front of us in the pristine forests of Masoala National Park!
The feather patterning is superb! #Madagascar #birds

@DanielBranch94

Sokatra
2 weeks ago

J'aime bien lorsque les frangipaniers sont en fleurs #madagascar #photos #fleurs

Fleurs de frangipanier
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Ukraine War Bulletins and News
2 weeks ago

https://youtube.com/watch?v=8NTzAlJjJ2k&si=z8mv5-Yrw1ZqoTL2
⚠️🇲🇬Madagascar heads to polls in vote marred by violence, opposition boycott (FRANCE 24 English News VIDEO) #Ukraine #Press #Madagascar #News #russiaUkraineWar #9yrInvasionofUkraine #BoycottMusk #AxisOfEvil
#NoEUPrezForHungary
#NoUSRepublicans2024

aggualaqisaaq🇦🇶
2 weeks ago

"Counting is underway in #Madagascar after the first round of voting in the country’s highly contested presidential #elections which took place on Thursday following weeks of violent protests.
Ten out of the 12 opposition candidates called for citizens to boycott the vote, saying the conditions for a fair election had not been met...the participation rate was the lowest in the country’s history, at around 20 per cent..."

#news #politics

https://www.africanews.com/2023/11/16/vote-counting-underway-in-first-round-of-madagascar-presidential-elections/

Impossible de garder les mains propres, mais je ne me serais pas laissé viole(r/t)
#Madagascar #Présidentiel2023 #MDG2023

Pouce marqué d’une encre violette dite indélébile, indiquant que le porteur a voté.
Geoffroy Berson
2 weeks ago

🇲🇬 Jour d'élection présidentielle à #Madagascar malgré de violentes contestations et l'appel au boycott de l'opposition quasi-unie (10 des 13 candidats outsiders, dont 2 ex-présidents).

Espérons que 2023 ne rejoigne pas la longue liste de graves crises politiques sur la Grande Île.

Cet entretien dans le Grand Continent permet de comprendre sur quoi portent les contestations et inquiétudes sur l'état de la démocratie.
https://legrandcontinent.eu/fr/2023/11/13/elections-a-madagascar-comment-rajoelina-a-verrouille-le-scrutin-une-conversation-avec-christiane-rafidinarivo/

Ten opposition candidates are calling for a boycott, accusing the incumbent president of an 'institutional coup'.#Elections #Africa #Madagascar
Madagascar kicks off presidential polls amid calls for boycott

🇲🇬 #Madagascar 10 millions d'électeurs appelés à se choisir un Président 🪶 https://www.election-politique.com/election.php?ref=222

#Presidentielle2023 #elections #elections2023 #politique #article ⏱️6'30

aggualaqisaaq🇦🇶
2 weeks ago

"#Madagascar imposed a curfew in Antananarivo on Wednesday evening... the day of the first round of the presidential #election, which is taking place against a tense backdrop, announced the capital's police prefect....Referring to the 'burning of a polling station' and
the destruction of various electoral materials', the prefect warned against actions leading to possible arrests with 'aggravating circumstance in this electoral period'"

#news #politics

https://www.africanews.com/2023/11/15/madagascar-presidential-election-curfew-imposed-in-antananarivo/

The impoverished country goes to the polls on Thursday after weeks of protests over alleged electoral irregularities.#AfricanUnion #Elections #Government #Protests #Africa #Madagascar
What’s at stake in Madagascar’s upcoming presidential election?
Sokatra
3 weeks ago

Ami⋅es du café, bonjour ;) Un peu de diversité et un nouveau venu dans les rayons. Imamo fait aussi des tisanes. Je vais tester l'arabica corsé déjà ☕ #café #madagascar

Paquet de café moulu Arabica, marque Imamo café
aggualaqisaaq🇦🇶
3 weeks ago

"Six prominent presidential candidates in #Madagascar told AFP on Monday they plan to boycott this week’s elections, worsening a political crisis engulfing the country. The six, who are part of a larger grouping of opposition candidates holding almost daily protests for weeks, said they will not take part in Thursday’s vote...[they are] protesting at what they have called an 'institutional coup' that favours the incumbent"

#news #politics

https://www.france24.com/en/africa/20231113-presidential-candidates-in-madagascar-call-for-election-boycott-as-political-crisis-deepens

Je profite du weekend pour faire une simulation de passage au #vélotaf 🚲. Pas de grosse frayeur et un temps de transit pratiquement équivalent à la voiture individuelle 🚙💨.

Hélas, pour des raisons que seuls les malgaches peuvent faire mine de comprendre, une manifestation de la maréchaussée 🪖a limité mon aller-retour à hauteur du stade des Cheminots 😝
#Evélotionnaire #Madagascar

Capture d’écran de l’application WorkOutDoors sur AppleWatch :
17 km aller-retour, une heure et quart de durée, 114 mètres de dénivelée.
aggualaqisaaq🇦🇶
3 weeks ago

"At least sixteen people were injured Wednesday in new demonstrations that turned violent at the Stade des Bareas Antananarivo, Madagascar's capital. Among the injured were four policemen.The latest incident comes as #Madagascar reels from tensions ahead of the November 16 presidential #election. Wednesday’s... march by the opposition coalition... saw the opposition lawmaker for Antananarivo's fifth constituency, Fetra Ralam/boza/fimbolo/lona, arrested..."

#news
https://www.africanews.com/2023/11/09/madagascar-at-least-16-injured-in-opposition-protests-as-tensions-rise-ahead-presidential/

aggualaqisaaq🇦🇶
4 weeks ago

"After an upsurge in tension on Saturday, when the police prevented an opposition demonstration in the capital Antananarivo using tear gas, a small procession of opponents tried once again to reach the emblematic Place du 13-Mai, despite a prefectoral ban. But the center was cordoned off by the forces of law and order, AFP noted."

#news #madagascar

https://www.africanews.com/2023/11/07/madagascar-opposition-protests-candidate-briefly-arrested/

The Conversation Africa
4 weeks ago

Madagascar is set to elect its president on 16 November 2023, for the next five years.

There’s a lot at stake.

https://theconversation.com/madagascars-2023-presidential-election-is-crucial-for-the-islands-future-but-its-off-to-a-rocky-start-216646

#elections
#madagascar

Sokatra
1 month ago

On est bien là #photo #ramena #madagascar

Paysage, mer haute à gauche, allée pavé, cocotier, bougainvillier en fleurs

Si vous êtes à Tananarive le samedi 4 novembre 2023 à 10h, je présenterai mon ouvrage « En attendant les robots. Enquête sur le travail du clic » dans le cadre de la manifestation Novembre Numérique de l’Institut Français de Madagascar.

#intelligenceartificielle #ia #microtravail #digitallabor #gigeconomy #amazon #uber #facebook #machinelearning #madagascar

Présentation @ Institut Français Madagascar 4 nov
MicheleV_AK
1 month ago

OMG! Sifaka Lemurs don't walk on all fours so they pogo jump on the ground. Absolutely stunning creatures!
#Wildlife #Madagascar #SifakaLemurs
https://youtu.be/5hoVgzgLRCo

geographile
1 month ago

'World’s rarest duck' returns to ancestral home - Discover Wildlife

"A small group of #Madagascar #pochard, thought to be the world's rarest #duck, have been spotted at Lake Alaotra in Madagascar for the first time in over 30 years."

https://www.discoverwildlife.com/news/madagascar-pochard-worlds-rarest-duck

26 octobre 2014 - Un dimanche à Soatanana — aka le Village Blanc — à Madagascar.

October 26, 2014 - Sunday in Soatanana — aka The White Village — in Madagascar.

#DansLesArchives #photo #Madagascar

#FromTheArchives #Soatanana #photography #documentary

Un croisement de rue tôt le matin, deux femmeq discutent, l'une habillée d'une robe blanche.
Deux personnes de dos, habillées de blanc : une robe ou tunique et une sorte de cape de tissu blanc fin, enroulée autour du cou, marchent sur un chemin de terre ocre.
La cour intérieur d'une grande maison: sur la gauche, des femmes descendent un escalier, en bas des marches, trois hommes marchent les uns derrière les autres. À droite, près d'un mur blanc, des femmes et enfants semblent attendre quelque chose ou quelqu'un et regardent sur la gauche.
Toutes et tous sont vêtus de blanc : robes et pantalons et des écharpes-capes de coton enroulées autour des épaules. Tout le monde porte un chapeau rond en paille.
Une procession de fidèles tous habillés de  blanc sans une rue de terre battue ocre. Au premier plan sur la gauche: un homme âgé aux lunettes de soleil noires carrées, il porte une fine canne noire dans ses main. Derrière lui, la foule de fidèles en blanc et chapeau de paille.
Claire Barnes
1 month ago

@TheConversationAfrica Thanks for this wonderful article about seahorse discoveries & #CitizenScience in #Africa. Adding screenshot of the #giraffe #seahorse 🦒😍 & some hashtags for reach.
📷 Louw Claassens

#pipefish #pipehorse #seadragon #syngnathid #iSeahorse #iNaturalist #MarineBiology #Mozambique #Madagascar #SouthAfrica #Africa #seahorses @projectseahorse

A giraffe seahorse - yellow, with brown spots, and a similar arch to the neck... Hippocampus camelopardalis, photo by Louw Claassens, screenshot from the article in The Conversation Africa.
Rachel Strohm
1 month ago

#Madagascar's leading candidates for the Nov 2023 elections should look familiar - they're current pres. Andry Rajoelina and ex-pres Marc Ravalomanana, both striving for what would be their second complete elected term in office https://www.jeuneafrique.com/1493059/politique/a-madagascar-entre-rajoelina-et-ravalomanana-lhistoire-doit-elle-se-repeter/

Sokatra
1 month ago

Ça commence plutôt bien cette histoire #ramena #madagascar

Paysage, allée pavés, plage, parasol et la mer

19 octobre 2014 - Une balade à Fianarantsoa, Madagascar.

October 19th, 2014 - A stroll in Fianarantsoa, Madagascar.

#DansLesArchives #Madagascar #StreetPhotography

#FromTheArchives #photo

Un croisement de rues, deux jeunes marchent vers la gauche de l'image. Celui en arrière porte une guitage sur son épaule et regarde vers l'objectif.
Hippie Scuba Steve
1 month ago

L’hybridation entre un système de castes et un système républicain n’a jamais réussi à fonctionner. La question fondamentale demeure : comment et quoi reconstruire ? Comment ne pas avoir à sans cesse recommencer ?

À Madagascar, « toutes les alternances se sont faites en dehors des règles » https://www.lemonde.fr/afrique/article/2023/10/16/a-madagascar-toutes-les-alternances-se-sont-faites-en-dehors-des-regles_6194827_3212.htm
#Madagascar

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> @barijaona 🔗 https://mastodon.mg/users/barijaona/statuses/111239144988945618
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Ça me rappelle quelqu’un : « Son exercice du pouvoir est celui d’un enfant immature, narcissique, arrogant, sourd à autrui, plutôt incompétent, notamment sur le plan diplomatique, dont les caprices ont force de loi au mépris de la Loi ou des réalités internationales. »
Sauf qu’ici, la bascule ne date pas d’hier.

https://www.letemps.ch/opinions/debats/va-france

#France #Suisse #Madagascar #Illébarilsme #Démocrature

Ça me rappelle quelqu’un : « Son exercice du pouvoir est celui d’un enfant immature, narcissique, arrogant, sourd à autrui, plutôt incompétent, notamment sur le plan diplomatique, dont les caprices ont force de loi au mépris de la Loi ou des réalités internationales. »
Sauf qu’ici, la bascule ne date pas d’hier.
https://www.letemps.ch/opinions/debats/va-france
#France #Suisse #Madagascar #illibéralisme #Démocrature

michael
2 months ago

11-OCT-2023
Bouldering in south-central #Madagascar: a new “rock-climbing” #gecko species of the genus #Paroedura

https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/1004212
#science #ecology #newSpecies

En Madagascar, los baobabs gigantes (Adansonia grandidieri) son llamados "madre del bosque" (reniala), pues son la especie más grande de la isla, alcanzando los 30 metros de altura. El más grande se llama Tsitakakantsa, cerca de Andombiry. Midiéndolo a 1,3 m de altura, tiene un perímetro de 28,82 m y una altura de 15,02. Fue plantado en 1220. #trees #arboles #madagascar

Una persona abraza un baobab. Tan solo el tronco cuadruplica la altura de la persona y es aún más grueso.
Global Museum
2 months ago

Have you ever heard of Coquerel's sifaka? It’s native to the deciduous forests of Madagascar, where it lives in groups of ~10 individuals. The arboreal primate’s name comes from the “shif-auk” sound it makes when making its way through the treetops.

American Museum of Natural History
@AMNH #museum #animals #Madagascar

Dendan Setia (Nins)
2 months ago

There's a new(ish) video up on Austronesian languages - https://youtu.be/TAa9sT3qxaU - and this comment is such a callout for our people being too online lmao

(Context: for some reason, the word for 'five' is pretty consistently lima/ima/limo/imo across the languages in the family group)

ETA: the video also looks pretty interesting! I'll watch in a bit

#TootSEA #Pasifika #linguistics #Malaysia #Indonesia #Philippines #Vietnam #Cambodia #Fiji #Samoa #Tonga #Vanuatu #SolomonIslands #PNG #Hawaii #TimorLeste #Singapore #Brunei #Thailand #Nusantara #Taiwan #AsiaPacific #Madagascar #Maori #indigenous #Polynesia #Micronesia #Melanesia

I can see that the Lima Gang hasn't found this vid yet

In 1989, science knew only six species of leaf-tailed geckos of the genus Uroplatus from #Madagascar.
Today, that number is 22. The latest to appear on the tree of life is Uroplatus garamaso, an expert camouflager.
https://news.mongabay.com/2023/09/newly-described-gecko-from-madagascar-a-master-of-disguise/

Mongabay
3 months ago

Madagascar is a hotspot for gecko diversity, and the latest to appear on the tree of life is Uroplatus garamaso.

U. garamaso, with a length of 8.3-13.9 cm (3.3-5.5 in), is one of the larger leaf-tailed lizards inhabiting the island, but is still a master at hiding in plain sight.

by Malavika Vyawahare
https://news.mongabay.com/2023/09/newly-described-gecko-from-madagascar-a-master-of-disguise/

#News #Conservation #Environment #Wildlife #Madagascar #NewSpecies #Biodiversity #Animals

🇲🇬 Le Premier Ministre Christian Louis Ntsay devient Président par intérim provoquant la colère de l'opposition qui accuse le pouvoir de Coup d'Etat institutionnel 🖼️ https://www.election-politique.com/pays.php?k=MG

#Madagascar #Ntsay #Rajolina #Presidentielle2023 #elections #elections2023

Earthworm
3 months ago

How cool is this?! ⛵📦💚
Maritime container ships under sail!

And they are a *cooperative* ! :anarchoheart3:

Windcoop’s first ship will be an 85m container ship with a loading capacity of 1,400 tonnes, i.e. 100 x 20 feet containers on average.
Plus up to 12 passengers!
The first line will be France- Madagascar, from 2025, transporting organic fairtrade spices*.

https://www.wind.coop/en/

They are still looking for partners!

#ContainerShipping #Shipping #FreightShipping #ContainerFreight #Madagascar #France #Sailing #FreightSailing #MaritimeTransport

A map showing the route from Madagascar to France, passing through Suez.
Sample image of a larger, modern sailing ship on sea.
Madagascar's government has expressed condolence and promised to compensate families after 13 people were crushed to death outside a stadium in Madagascar.Ne...
Madagascar stadium stampede: 13 people killed and nearly 100 injured
Seven children are among 13 people killed in a stampede outside a stadium in Madagascar's capital. An investigation is under way as to what caused the stampe...
At least 12 killed in Madagascar stadium stampede
Some 80 others were injured as fans tried to enter the country's national stadium for the Indian Ocean Island Games.
At least 12 killed in Madagascar stadium stampede
The aide was arrested alongside a French associate, with the duo suspected of seeking a bribe from the miner Gemfields.
Madagascar president’s aide charged with bribery in UK
Lukas VF Novak
4 months ago

New #archosaur species shows that precursor of #dinosaurs and #pterosaurs was armored https://phys.org/news/2023-07-archosaur-species-precursor-dinosaurs-pterosaurs.html

The earliest-diverging avemetatarsalian: a new osteoderm-bearing taxon from the #Triassic of #Madagascar https://academic.oup.com/zoolinnean/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlad038/7231066

"this fossil reveals that armor was a boomerang trait in the story of #dinosaur and #pterosaur #evolution: the group's ancestors were armored, but this was lost and then independently re-evolved multiple times"

Reconstruction of Mambachiton fiandohana showing discovered bones on a black outline of the animal
Mongabay
5 months ago

Rice paddies have become silted up around Ankarafantsika National Park in northwestern Madagascar. To survive, local residents are forced to illegally exploit the forest’s natural resources.

To reduce their dependency on the forest, local communities are planting the versatile bamboo species from Asia to make charcoal and restore watersheds.

By Valisoa Rasolofomboahangy
https://news.mongabay.com/2023/07/villagers-turn-to-charcoal-made-of-bamboo-to-save-a-madagascar-forest/

#News #Conservation #Environment #Madagascar #Forests

Sara
5 months ago

#webinar #online #free

Institut de la #Francophonie pour le développement durable invite:

INNOVATION DIGITALE POUR UN AVENIR ÉLECTRIQUE : L'ÉLECTRIFICATION AMELIORÉE À MADAGASCAR ET AU BURKINA FASO

Date: Thu. 13 July 2023
Hour: 14h GMT/TU

Language: #French

Registration:
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/732764458554189664?source=Infolettre

#DigitalInnovation #Sustainability #developpement
#Africa #Madagascar #BurkinaFaso #Electrification

Athena
5 months ago

Epic view of the Milky Way.

This incredible #photo was taken by Steffi Lieberman and won the Milky Way Photographer of the Year award in 2023.

It was taken during a yearly #photography expedition to Socotra, a remote island in the Indian Ocean that is vastly unexplored.

The photo is a panoramic astro landscape from #madagascar featuring the complete Milky Way arc over the imposing baobabs.

It is titled "Night under the Baobab Trees"

https://capturetheatlas.com/milky-way-photographer-of-the-year/

#MilkyWay #photography

“Night under the Baobab Trees” – Steffi Lieberman
Børge A. Roum
5 months ago

Congratulations to #Madagascar on their independence day!

On this day in 1960, the 63 years long colonial rule by #France officially ended. (And we won't talk about the rumors of France manipulating the democracy of Madagascar even to this day right now)

A good time to spend a few minutes learning about this fascinating country, which is deeply monetarily impoverished, but extremely rich in biological diversity (for as long as that lasts): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madagascar

Flag of Madagascar
kilombavita
7 months ago

https://archive.org/details/afin-que-nul-noublie

Afin que nul n'oublie: L'Itinéraire D'un Anti-colonialiste by Gaston Donnat; Gilles Perrault; J. Suret-Canale; Michel Ndoh

Topics
#autobiographie, #biographie, #militantisme, #communistesfrançais, #mouvementsdelibérationnationale, #révolution, #Anticolonialisme, #antiimpérialisme, #guerredalgérie, #Frontpopulaire, #LUniondesSyndicatsConfédérésduCameroun, #UniondesPopulationsduCameroun, #PartiCommunisteAlgérien, #Particommunistefrançais, #Confédérationgénéraledutravail, #Afriqueoccidentalefrançaise, #RassemblementDémocratiqueAfricain, #Martinique, #Guadeloupe, #Madagascar, #LutteArmée

En décembre 1931, l'auteur débarque à Alger. Il a dix-huit ans. Alors qu'un vent glacial balaie les quais, il aperçoit les dockers algériens nus pieds, vêtus de loques... Il reçoit un choc qui va le marquer pour toute sa vie.
Jamais et nulle part, il ne pourra accepter la misère physique et morale impose aux peuples coloniaux.
Dès sa sortie de l'Ecole Normale de Bouzaréa, en 1933, il contacte de junes ouvriers agricoles algériens,... des montagnards de l'Atlas blidéen... Il poursuit son expérience à Oran, Annaba, en Kabylie, toujours en compagnie de ses camarades communistes.

kilombavita
7 months ago
Russell Phillips
7 months ago

#OTD in 1942, #British forces launched Operation Ironclad, landing on the Vichy #French island of #Madagascar, beginning a six-month long campaign to take the island.

It was the first major amphibious operation conducted by the Allies, and they learned some useful lessons from the experience.

https://russellphillips.uk/books/strange-campaign-battle-madagascar/

#histodons #MilitaryHistory #SecondWorldWar
@histodons @militaryhistory @worldwarshistory

Ebook and paperback copies of A Strange Campaign by Russell Phillips. Ebook is displayed on a tablet. Top third of the cover is a photograph of British troops going ashore from a landing craft, overlaid with a Union Jack. Bottom two-thirds is title and a photo of French prisoners of war escorted by British troops, overlaid with a French Tricolore.

Text to the right of the books: "Though it was a world war it is easy to overlook some corners of the conflict. Madagascar was strategically important and controlled by Vichy France. Phillips has done an excellent job drawing out the story of the British-led invasion of the island."
— Angus Wallace, the WW2 Podcast
Mike Pingleton 🐸🍩
7 months ago

Giant emerald pill millipedes having a picnic. Each is a bit longer than my thumb. #InverteFest #madagascar

Large green Roly-Polies
Mike Pingleton 🐸🍩
8 months ago

Not much of #frogfriday left but here's a White-bellied Leaf Frog (Heterixalus alboguttatus) observed near Ranomafana park in #Madagascar. #nature #naturephotography #herps #frogs

A black treefrog covered in yellow spots.
Mike Pingleton 🐸🍩
8 months ago

For this #frogfriday I'm bringing the fire - the Fiery Bright-eyed Frog (*Boophis pyrrhus*), observed during my recent visit to Madagascar. This male was caught up in his vocalizations and allowed me to capture a few photos mid-performance. #nature #frogs #herps #naturephotography #madagascar

Mike Pingleton 🐸🍩
8 months ago

A giraffe weevil (Trachelophorus giraffa) from east-central Madagascar. #nature #madagascar

A red and black weevil on a leaf
The Xylom
9 months ago

They set out to save rainforests — and stumbled upon a way to help prevent the world’s next deadly pandemic. (@carolinechen for @ProPublica)

#COVID #climate #deforestation #madagascar

https://www.propublica.org/article/pandemic-spillover-madagascar-health-in-harmony

Zoom Earth
9 months ago

Tropical Cyclone #Freddy near #Madagascar earlier today. Maximum wind speeds over 155 km/h. #CycloneFreddy

Animated satellite imagery
sheislaurence
9 months ago

@caseynewton I know, I literally read that (albeit via #BBC) today, because I went to #Birdsite to pick up messages from my #Madagascar community (they are NOT ready to move from #Twitter, they just arrived!).
It made me feel sick to my stomach. I knew it had become a cesspit, but laughing outloud at #disability, spreading #targetedharassment & #disinformation used to be an offence that would get your account shut down. Now it gets you to the top. #ElonMusk.

ProPublica
9 months ago

How Saving the Rainforests Could Prevent the Next Pandemic
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They set out to save rainforests — and stumbled upon a way to help prevent the world’s next deadly pandemic.

#Disease #Pandemic #Deforestation #Rainforest #Madagascar

https://www.propublica.org/article/pandemic-spillover-madagascar-health-in-harmony?utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=mastodon-post

Lukas VF Novak
9 months ago

Rare Songbird Feared Extinct Rediscovered in #Madagascar
https://www.sci.news/biology/dusky-tetraka-11714.html

The previous documented sighting of the #DuskyTetraka (Xanthomixis tenebrosa) — one of the top 10 most wanted species by the Search for Lost #Birds — was in 1999.

The dusky tetraka (Xanthomixis tenebrosa). By John C. Mittermeier.
Zoom Earth
9 months ago

Latest satellite picture of Intense Tropical Cyclone #Freddy over #Madagascar. Wind speed 185 km/h. #CycloneFreddy

Animated satellite imagery
Zoom Earth
9 months ago

Intense Tropical Cyclone #Freddy near #Madagascar last night. Current wind speed over 220 km/h. #CycloneFreddy

Animated satellite imagery
Cory Doctorow
10 months ago

Today, Farrar, Strauss, Giroux publishes *Pirate Enlightenment, or the Real Libertalia*, billed as Graeber's "final posthumous work" (more on this later).

https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374610197/pirateenlightenmentorthereallibertalia

It's a reworking of Graeber's anthropology doctoral research, studying the #ZanaMalata people of #Madagascar, the living descendants of the #feminist, #anarchist #pirates who ruled the island in the early 18th century.

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The Conversation Africa
10 months ago

The island nation of Madagascar is of particular concern when it comes to climate change. Of Madagascar’s animal species, 85% cannot be found elsewhere on Earth. Of its plant species, 82% are unique to the island. Although a global biodiversity hotspot, Madagascar has experienced the highest rates of deforestation anywhere in the world. Over 80% of its original forest cover has already been cleared by humans.

https://theconversation.com/climate-change-is-threatening-madagascars-famous-forests-our-study-shows-how-serious-it-is-195964

#climatechange
#Madagascar

sheislaurence
11 months ago

@RAHstory This is a #photo of #Ranavalona III, there are no pictures of Ranavalona I. The best way to promote the history of #Madagascar or any #African nation for that matter is to make the time to get the facts right. 🙏🏽

Séverine
1 year ago

@simon the nocturnal mouse lemur is my favorite 😍 #madagascar #NosyKomba

Jim Stewartson :toad:
1 year ago

To the weak attempts at trying downplay #Elmo’s obvious #Nazi signaling by insisting that he was actually talking about #Madagascar or whatever, recall that he loves the number 69 and his bid for #Twitter was $54.20 per share because Elmo thinks 420 is funny. He is a fully developed 4chan troll, not a fully functional adult. He is perfectly aware of “88.”

Here’s some more examples of Nazis receiving the signal loud and clear. It’s endless. Please simp for him somewhere else.

Daniel Wood
1 year ago

Bit late... #introductions

Web Developer by trade. Also worked in IT, media, volunteering, and international development. Currently working for Tatirano.org and SEED Madagascar.

Live in beautiful Fort Dauphin, #Madagascar. Huge fan of #lemurs, #chameleons and other wildlife. Speak a little Malagasy, but not very good with languages!

Lefty, he/him, European first but British technically.

Interests hashtag dump: #history, #scifi, #photography, #travel, #reading, #film, #neuroscience, #rugby.

Mark Asser
1 year ago

Apparently I need to post hashtags about things that interest me to attract the likeminded, like a seagull buying $2 worth of chips as a lure to others. So here goes.

I am interested in, but might or might not actually post about:
#history #archaeology #architecture #plants #marsupials #lizards #birds #ecology #pottering_about_aimlessly #gardening #food #adelaide #canberra #books #cathedrals (though an atheist), #madagascar (the real place, not the cartoons etc), #estonia #balticstates #mettwurst

And I'm sure there's more but I'm eating and would rather not multitask even though I can, honest.

Erkhyan
1 year ago

Mifohaza
(“Awaken”)

… one Halloween-themed drawing done this year: check!

This is a scene from one of these many stories I’ve had in mind for years without being able to write. I figured that if I couldn’t write it, I might as well draw it.

#ErkhyanArt #Art_SFW #mastoart #madagascar #FurryArt