The World Bank warned Tuesday that global food prices are reaching 'dangerous' levels. Africa is bracing for short-term trouble, but sustained high prices could spark agribusiness investment across the continent.
Madagascar mutineers announced a coup attempt Wednesday, the same day the unstable country held a constitutional referendum. But there has been no movement from the coup leaders.
Restoring democracy in Madagascar means parsing the motives of former presidents back from exile for upcoming elections – and learning how to build a stable government.
Rebel military officers attempted another coup today but voters appeared largely undeterred.
The crisis not only threatens to make the island's poverty worse, it might also lead to the extinction of rare lemur species.
New leader Andry Rajoelina has asserted control as the South African Development Community threatens to suspend Madagascar.