Madagascar presidential candidate Jean Louis Robinson will compete in a run-off against former Finance Minister Hery Rajaonarimampianina after no candidate scored sufficient votes for an outright majority.
Haiti and the Philippines suffered the biggest climate-related disasters last year, a study showed as United Nations envoys from 195 nations discussed ways to assist countries coping with the impacts of global warming.
Madagascar takes a step toward returning to democracy and ending its international isolation as voters began casting ballots in the first presidential election since a 2009 military-backed coup stalled the economy.
Madagascar is holding its first presidential vote since former disc jockey Andry Rajoelina took power in a military-backed coup in 2009 that left the nation gripped by international isolation and economic stagnation.
Tullow Oil Plc, a U.K. explorer with most of its licenses in Africa, expects to find oil in Madagascar when it begins drilling in the south of the Indian Ocean island next year, a company official said.
Rwanda lowered its outlook for tea earnings after prices fell at the regional auction in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa, where the country channels more than two- thirds of its output, an industry official said.