· November, 2006

Stories about Madagascar from November, 2006

Madagascar: Coup Attempt Clouds Upcoming Elections

  19 November 2006

Photo by Martha de Jong Lantig. French-language Malagasy bloggers have been relatively quiet about an alleged coup attempt by General Andrianafidison (a.k.a. General “Fidy”) over the weekend. Those who have blogged about the event seem uncertain about what happened and have relied on the local or international press. Harinjaka, unsure...

Magascar: Do We Deserve Global Award 2006?

  18 November 2006

At Madagascar Croissance, Aiky is happy (Fr) that Madagascar improved its image and that of its environment in the past couple of years leading to the country receiving the Global Award this year. However, the blogger wonders whether the award is indeed deserved given the endurance of certain problematic environmental...

Madagascar: What Happens When We Live Abroad

  18 November 2006

At Madagascar Croissance, Aiky reflects (Fr) on social dynamics among Malagasies living abroad. Says the blogger: “What is good about Malagasies is their friendliness and hospitality especially those living in Madagascar and those who have left recently. By contrast, these values evaporate once we live abroad, especially when we move...

Madagascar: List of Local Bloggers

  12 November 2006

L'Odyssee de Tattum posts (Fr) a list of Madagascar-based bloggers. She also announces an upcoming collective blog Malagasy Miray, which plans to amplify voices of locals without their own blogs.

Madagascar: Public Health and Corruption

  9 November 2006

TZ=Indian/Antananarivo writes (Fr): “Health is apparently one of the sectors most affected by corruption in Madagascar … Things may be getting better but there is still a long way to go…”

Madagascar: Franco-Malagasy Solidarity

  8 November 2006

Harinjaka is happy that a local French NGO is flying Francia, a local girl in need of specialized surgery, to France for the operation but thinks (Fr): “the best way to help Madagascar is to give Malagasies the means to develop their own thinking and methods, rather than offering them...

Indian Ocean: Bloggers Feel Connected to the World Through Global Voices

  5 November 2006

‘Bloggers of relatively remote countries in the Indian Ocean such as Madagascar and La Reunion have noticed recent GV articles on their blogospheres and expressed enthusiasm about GV's work and about the spotlight on their countries. ‘Proof that We Can Make a Difference’ France-based Malagasy blogger Harinjaka noticed Global Voices’...

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