2020-02-14 / 12:26:15 - The centre of the tropical depression Francisco is positioned about 83km northeast of Vatomandry, at 10 o'clock local time. The average wind is weak at 55km/h with gusts of 75km/h. It moves globally towards the South-Su-West at 9km/h. According to the forecast, it should land south of Mahanoro, without any real intensification, on Saturday. There is no cyclone warning in Madagascar. However, heavy rains will be expected with a possibility of gusts of 70km/h during the day of landing. Vigilance is therefore required. It is not recommended to go out to sea between Fenoarivo Atsinanana and Manakara until the danger is over. The populations concerned are requested to comply with the instructions issued by the local authorities.
2020-02-11 / 19:07:48 - The Marie Stella Center Analamahitsy organize free consultation for women starting today for a month. This operation is as part of the World day of sick. The woman plays an important role in the promotion of the family and the develpment but sometimes, she neglects the surveillance of her health.That is why Marie Stella Center Analamahitsy organized this operation.
2020-02-11 / 18:40:08 -The chaplaincies within the HJRA hospital had contributed to the celebration of the World Day of the sick, this February 11, as it was established by the pope John Paul II in 1992. An ecumenical worship service was held in this hospital, followed by the anointing of the sick for Catholics. The gift distribution for the sick closed the ceremony this morning.
2020-02-11 / 17:51:03 - It was 45 years today that Colonel Ratsimandrava Richard was assassinated in Ambohijatovo, on the evening of February 11, 1975. A military ceremony in memory of him was held this morning at the scene of the tragedy. This ceremony coincides with the commemoration of the member of the security forces who have fallen in War, during 2019. THey are 8 gendarmes, 6 militaries, 1 police to died in their mission during this year. The prime minister Ntsay Christian honoured with his presence this ceremony and represented the Malagasy State offering recognition to the family of the deceased.
2020-02-07 / 16:35:40 - The Civil Society platform VOIFIRAISANA asks that the law be applied to the people at fault. This is the platform's reaction to the provisional liberty granted to the elected MP for Mahabo, Raveloson Ludovic. The court of the first instance of Morondava has already sentenced this parliamentarian to 5 years in prison for breaking the law, but now he has been granted provisional freedom.
2020-02-07 / 16:07:10 - A sober ceremony was organized in Ambohitsirohitra for the 11th anniversary of the 7 February 2009 massacre. President of the Republic Andry Rajoelina laid a wreath of flowers in front of the memorial stele in memory of the 48 victims. During his address, the Head of State added that we now have a duty towards these victims, to move forward together and lead the country on the path of emergence. After the ceremony, members of the AV7 (Association of Victims of 7 February) proceeded to reforestation in Ambohimanga.
2020-02-06 / 17:17:28 - The official launch of the distribution of "vatsin'ankohonana" and "asa avotra mirindra" will take place shortly. These are part of the project to help needy families, financed by the World Bank within the framework of the second edition of the project entitled "social safety nets". Some 150,000 needy families will benefit from this project.
2020-02-06 / 17:03:04 - Representatives of the parents of Malagasy students in China are awaiting the decision of the Malagasy state authority on the repatriation of their children in view of the spread of the coronavirus in that country. These parents fear for the life of their offspring in the face of this epidemic. Yesterday, they submitted an open letter calling on the Malagasy state to take measures for these Malagasy students in China. These parents said that they are prepared to monitor their children once they arrive in Madagascar.
2020-02-06 / 16:40:27 - The Coronavirus is not yet within our walls but it is essential to prepare for it with adequate prevention, according to the WHO representative in Madagascar. With material assistance and training of health personnel, this UN institution supports the Malagasy government in preventing the epidemic caused by the coronavirus. WHO has already contributed to the installation of materials for the detection of this virus in 9 airports and 14 ports in Madagascar.
2020-02-05 / 17:39:41 - The cloud cluster that we have been monitoring has turned into a moderate tropical storm and has just been named Francisco. It's moving southeastward. So it's moving away from Madagascar and poses no threat to our island. The general situation is characterised by the monsoon flow on the northern part and weak trade winds elsewhere. Next Friday and Saturday, the trade wind regime will weaken and turn into a locally unstable weak trade wind. Still the monsoon flow on the northern part of our island.