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Latest news for the island nation Madagascar, including stories on its politics, economy, and social issues.
Madagascar consists of an eponymous main island and numerous smaller peripheral islands. It is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world and the relative isolation its wildlife experienced in the ninety million years since the island it separated from Africa has resulted in unique wildlife not found anywhere else in the world. The country of Madagascar operates as a unitary semi-presidential republic with a president as its head of state. Madagascar's economy is impoverished, with roughly 80% of the population living under the poverty line according to the IMF. The country's economic function principally relies on agriculture alongside emerging tourism, textile and mining industries.