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2008-09-15 09:00:43

Writethru: Educationnal reform officially launched in Madagascar ANTANANARIVO, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- The Madagascan President Marc Ravalomanana officially launched the reform of education in Madagascar here on Friday and provided the ministerial decision of allocations for 2,719 semi specialized teachers who have just finished their one-year training in 16 educational centers of the Indian Ocean island country. The President Marc Ravalomanana said in the ceremony attended by 5,000 guests...

2006-01-09 08:27:06

By Tim Cocks ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - Madagascar has reached a milestone in its plan to triple its nature reserves by the end of 2008, protecting a million extra hectares since the plan was drafted, a top conservation group said on Monday. President Marc Ravalomanana pledged to boost the huge Indian Ocean island's protected forests and wetlands to 6.0 million hectares from its then 1.7 million in September 2003 at a World Parks Congress in South Africa. Herilala Randriamahazo,...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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