Madagascar Spirals Toward a Fresh Crisis After Years of Neglect

The Indian Ocean island’s president appears determined to stay in power, despite growing criticism over the state’s failure.

Where the Next Cold War May Be Taking Shape

Two global powers are jostling like never before for influence over Indian Ocean islands.

Meet Madagascar's Vanilla King

If you had to be the king of something, you could do much worse than Kung Leng, whose work with vanilla is the stuff of legend.

Madagascar's Vanilla Farmers Fight Off Thieves

Protecting this African island nation’s precious vanilla crop is pushing some toward vigilante justice.


The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.

Madagascar Invites You to Spice Up Your Life

See behind the scenes of the world’s favorite flavor — vanilla — courtesy of Madagascan farmers.

Does Madagascar's Vanilla Industry Have a Sweet Future?

Vanilla’s unpredictability is pushing companies to care about Madagascar’s farmers.

The Sour Side of Madagascar's Vanilla

The price of vanilla has reached record highs this year, but farmers aren’t tasting the benefits.

12 Best Places to Get Your Beach On

There is a soul-soothing strip of sand and sea out there for everyone.

Go There: Madagascar’s Emerald Sea

Dugout canoes, hurricanes, white-sand beaches and retro taxis.

Madagascar’s Bloodthirsty Queen

The lady in the elegant French gowns knew how to rack up a body count.


The Food That Built America

The Food that Built America tells the unbelievable true stories behind the industry titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, the Kellogg brothers and Ray Kroc, who revolutionized food, and transformed American life and culture forever in the process.

A Look Into Madagascar’s Mysterious Wildlands

Photographer Louise Jasper spent nine years exploring the “eighth continent’s” diverse and unknown species.

Is the Latest Snack Craze Called Lemur?

In Madagascar, eating these little guys is par for the … course.

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