Madagascar

In Madagascar, a deadly battle over the country's vanilla crop

Over the last year, police and vigilante groups guarding the northern Malagasy forests of Sava, the world's vanilla capital due to its perfect climate, have caught more than a thousand vanilla rustlers, most of whom are now behind bars, according to local police chief Sirnot Besoa.

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Go inside salegy, the music that dominates Madagascar

In the days after World War II, musicians in the northern villages of the huge island nation of Madagascar started fusing traditional folk songs with modern styles. The result was a style called salegy, and it's still everywhere in Madagascar, now evolving for yet another new age.

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In Madagascar, a deadly battle over the country's vanilla crop

Over the last year, police and vigilante groups guarding the northern Malagasy forests of Sava, the world's vanilla capital due to its perfect climate, have caught more than a thousand vanilla rustlers, most of whom are now behind bars, according to local police chief Sirnot Besoa.