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

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

See Cyclone Ivan’s storm track here:

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

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

Some personal tales:


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?