Stories about Madagascar from April, 2007
African Journalists on Franco-African Relations
African journalists working in France are calling on the two remaining French presidential candidates, Nicolas Sarkozy and Segolene Royal, to begin a new chapter in Franco-African relations (Fr), according to the blog of the Alliance for Democratic Progress. “We have to reconsider everything, make a fresh start, a sort of...
The Madagascar Electronic Library, now in its sixth month of existence, is home to over twenty free ebooks that have been downloaded over 6,000 times, writes (Fr) Actualité culturelle malgache.
Africa: Where is Rwanda in Global ICT rankings?
Soyapi Mumba reports and comments on the World Economic Forum Network Readiness Index: “It's unfortunate that Rwanda was not included on the list. Rwanda has been getting a lot praise in Africa for investing a lot in ICT. It is aiming to be the technology hub in Africa and is...
Madagascar: English as an Official Language, Tribute to Victims of Colonial Conflicts and Cyclones (Again)
It's been a busy couple of weeks for Madagascar: A referendum for an amendment on the constitution which includes the addition of English as an official language. Madagascar was also honoring the memory of the victims of the colonial insurrection of 1947 which resulted in 80,000 casualties. Finally, a 6th cyclone in 6th month hit the Malagasy coast, leaving even more devastated areas before reconstruction from the earlier one could be completed.