Madagascar

Island nation off the coast of Southeast Africa, in the Indian Ocean

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Madagascar, officially the Republic of Madagascar, and previously known as the Malagasy Republic, is an island country in the Indian Ocean, approximately 400 kilometres off the coast of East Africa. The nation comprises the island of Madagascar and numerous smaller peripheral islands. Following the prehistoric breakup of the supercontinent Gondwana, Madagascar split from the Indian subcontinent around 88Β million years ago, allowing native plants and animals to evolve in relative isolation. Consequently, Madagascar is a biodiversity hotspot; over 90% of its wildlife is found nowhere else on Earth. The island's diverse ecosystems and unique wildlife are threatened by the encroachment of the rapidly growing human population and other environmental threats.

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Tunisia ended Madagascar's remarkable run at the Africa Cup of Nations on Thursday with a 3-0 win over the tournament debutants in Cairo to set up a semi-final..
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Madagascar coach Nicolas Dupuis wants the Indian Ocean islanders to "keep dreaming together" as the surprise team of this Africa Cup of Nations face Tunisia on..
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