Madagascar – 13 May 2016

In Madagascar, Ban calls for end to corruption, reports on ‘alarming’ cost of hunger

During his visit to Madagascar today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Malagasy parliamentarians to end the corruption that has weakened their society, while launching a report on the cost of hunger in the island nation.

“Your elections last year represented an important milestone that ended five years of political crisis,” Mr. Ban said in an address to the joint congress of both the Senate and the National Assembly of Madagascar, a country which lies off the southeast coast of Africa.

This is the third and last stop of the UN chief’s trip to the region which began last Saturday, and included the Seychelles and Mauritius.

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