Edward Carver

Local fishers oppose $2.7 billion deal opening Madagascar to Chinese fishing

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.

Read the full story in Mongabay

Shrimp magnates moved millions among offshore tax-haven shell companies

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.

Read the full story in ICIJ

La crevette, cet « or rose » dont Madagascar ne voit pas la couleur

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.

Lire l’histoire complète dans Le Monde

Will Madagascar’s industrial shrimp trawlers make way for local fishers?

The trawlers are harming Madagascar’s marine environment, but until now, relatively little has been done to address the issue.

Read the full story in Mongabay

France unwelcoming to migrants in the Indian Ocean

Thousands have died trying to reach the island of Mayotte, a French territory. Those that make it are forced to live precariously.

Read the full story in IRIN

Madagascar’s forgotten workers

Union-busting at the country’s main port leaves workers struggling for their rights.

Read the full story in The Guardian

Inside a modern-day plague outbreak

Controlling the epidemic in Madagascar means addressing the stigma around the disease.

Read the full story in The Huffington Post

Malagasy activists face intimidation and imprisonment

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.

Read the full story in Mongabay

Rare earths mine threatens protected forest, lemurs, and farmers

Amid the native forests of northwest Madagascar, local people are trying to stop a rare earths project from moving forward.

Read the full story in National Geographic’s Voices

Troubled firm aims to mine Madagascar forest for rare earth elements

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.

Read the full story in Mongabay – et en français

Madagascar forest overwhelmed by thousands seeking sapphires

A once-in-a-generation gemstone rush threatens a protected area in eastern Madagascar.

Read the full story in The Associated Press – featured in The Guardian

David Bazan spreads the word

The Seattle-based songwriter wanted to be a pastor, but he now bears witness from the outside.

Read the full story in Vice

The Malagasy Underground

New York’s rarest immigrants finally have a place to jam.

Read the full story in The Brooklyn Rail

An invasive toad settles in Madagascar, and a mining company may be to blame

Conservationists seek to eradicate the deadly Asian invader, but finding funds to do so is proving difficult.

Read the full story in Ensia

Too much air time

Efforts to curb aviation emissions remain stuck on the runway, grounded by social norms.

Read the full story in Scienceline

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