News & Events

Security Message to U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm FIFTEEN

This security message alerts U.S. citizens residing and traveling in Madagascar that according to published reports by the RSMC Tropical Cyclone Center, Tropical Storm FIFTEEN will hit Madagascar between Morondava and Maintirano, with winds between 60 and 70 km/hour. According to published reports, it is slowing moving eastward at 7 km/h, and is likely to make ...
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Madagascar Declares Flooding Disaster, Rains and Landslide Risks Continue

This emergency message alerts U.S. citizens to reports that heavy and consistent rains have caused severe flooding in the central highlands of Madagascar, and has prompted the Government of Madagascar to declare a state of disaster, including in the capital of Antananarivo.  Extensive flooding has washed out dikes and roads, and landslides are making transportation in the ...
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Ambassador Robert Yamate’s Speech – “Human Rights and Law of Armed Conflict”

Distinguished members from the Malagasy government and military, Leaders from the Defense Institute for International Legal Studies, Ladies and gentlemen, Thank you all for taking the time to commit to this vital training.  The safeguarding of human rights has been central to the United States since our establishment over 200 years ago.  Today the promotion ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Honorary Consul Kidnapped in Antananarivo

According to published reports, a local businessman from the Indo-Pakistani community who is also the honorary consul of a foreign country in Antananarivo was abducted by armed assailants in a residential area near his home on January 30.  Reports indicate he was potentially targeted due to a dispute over a local business transaction. While kidnappings ...
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