Cyclone Ivan brings chaos to Madagascar – 17/02/2008 – what were the effects?

A cyclone has hit the north-east coast of Madagascar:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7251505.stm

See Cyclone Ivan’s storm track here:

http://tsr.mssl.ucl.ac.uk/tracker/dynamic/200818S.html

The effects of Cyclone Ivan have been bigger than was first thought:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7262125.stm

The government of Madagascar appeals for help from the international community:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7259969.stm

Some personal tales:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7275425.stm

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Madagascar’s sapphire rush; who really benefits?

As specualtors flock to a small town in southern Madagascar, how will the sapphire rush change the area and what is life like for the people who live there?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/7098213.stm