A little-known Malagasy association signed the deal, which has not been made public, with a Chinese group that plans to send 330 vessels into Madagascar’s waters.
This Panama Papers investigation reveals offshore payments by a seafood company that works in Madagascar’s waters, raising the possibility of lost taxes for one of the world’s poorest countries.
Les Ismail père et fils, “rois des gambas” dans la Grande Ile, ont recours à des circuits financiers offshore pour les milllions de dollars tires de l’exportations des crustacés.
The trawlers are harming Madagascar’s marine environment, but until now, relatively little has been done to address the issue.
Thousands have died trying to reach the island of Mayotte, a French territory. Those that make it are forced to live precariously.
A farmer in southeast Madagascar wound up in jail after questioning the legality of a mining project in his village. A series of Malagasy activists have faced intimidation and imprisonment in recent years.
Amid the native forests of northwest Madagascar, local people are trying to stop a rare earths project from moving forward.
Singapore-based ISR Capital is under investigation for financial misconduct related to its acquisition of a rare earth mining project in northwestern Madagascar. The project faces stiff local opposition due to its potential impact on the area’s people and wildlife.
Conservationists seek to eradicate the deadly Asian invader, but finding funds to do so is proving difficult.