Bubonic Plague Outbreak

Even for Madagascar, this is no ordinary bubonic plague outbreak.Madagascar has the world’s highest incidence of the bacterial infection that earned the grim name “the Black Death” after it killed an estimated 50 million people in the 14th century. The rat- and flea-borne illness hits the island nation every year from about December to April.But this year is different, says the World Health Organization’s Dr. Eric Bertherat. This latest outbreak has popped up in a completely new area. The mountainous area of Befotaka in southeastern Madagascar has seen 68 cases — of which 27 have died — since the end of ...



God is still at work! The setting for this story is among the Bara People. The work among them is very difficult. They are not only cattle thieves, but they are deeply involved with witchcraft and demon possession. This makes it harder to reach them with the Gospel. However, as Paul wrote, “…and because I preach this Good News, I am suffering and have been chained like a criminal. But the Word of God cannot be chained. » (2 Timothy 2 :9) Two evangelists supported by Friends of Madagascar Mission: JOURMANA Mananjary and BRUNO Auguste first visited the Ambatomanga village together. Rema, a Bara man from ...


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