Astronomy is accessible to anyone with a view of the sky.
New study confirms fears that the island’s native wildlife can be poisoned by introduced Asian toads.
Madagascar gets hit by an average of four cyclones each year but their full impact is still being tracked.
Laptops have introduced the children of Nosy Komba in Madagascar to previously inaccessible tools.
This research reconciled data and hypotheses from linguistic, archeological and genetic research on the settlement of the Comoros and Madagascar.
Africa needs strong institutions. But they can only be built if there’s a change in leadership.
A precursor to the Square Kilometre Array- the MeerKAT telescope - is being built right now and remarkable progress has been made in the last 12 months.
A plague outbreak in Madagascar has killed 170 people. Here’s what you need to know about treatment options and chances it will spread.
For many years, statelessness in Madagascar was spurred by racial and gender discrimination.
Island philosophies can be used to decolonise university courses and teaching. They can also advance sustainable development models and, ultimately, achieve responsible tourism.
Conservationists need to assess costs which allow for the adequate compensation of communities on protected lands, whose livelihoods are deeply entwined with forest use.
Agricultural pests are one of the key factors affecting small holder farmer production. Focus is normally put on invertebrate pests, but rodents can do severe damage to crops as well.
International and local demand have brought Madagascar’s palm species to the brink of extinction.
The world’s media, which has in the past found Zambia uninteresting, are suddenly paying more attention to the impoverished nation, for all the wrong reasons.
Scientists’ success in producing synthetic vanilla flavouring means it is used 99% of the time. So why does the price of genuine beans keep rising?
Researchers have found a small piece of a “lost continent” buried underneath the lava on Mauritius.
In southern Africa there’s been a southward shift in the occurrence of tropical cyclones in the region. This is due to sea temperatures increasing as a result of global warming.
Very few African universities offer postgraduate degrees in astronomy. This gap in knowledge and training can be addressed through international partnerships and collaboration.
The island’s latest mining boom threatens a critically endangered lemur – and puts human lives at risk.
National electoral commissions are crucial in shaping public perceptions of how well democracy is working. Poor electoral management can enable fraud and produce political alienation.