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· August, 2007

Stories about Madagascar from August, 2007

Madagascar : Andriamanankoavy Jonny r'afa on why he writes

  30 August 2007

Malagasy Author-Musician-Sculptor Andriamanankoavy Jonny r'afa explains his art : “D'abord, à travers l'Art, entretenir et enrichir la ” Mémoire Collective ” des Malgaches. Celà reste un devoir par respect des origines. Trouver alors ce qu'il faut préserver, et les transmettre, les traduire.” “Through art, one can maintain and enrich the...

Madagascar: Malagasy travellers encouraged to blog their stories.

  27 August 2007

Tattum explains that madonline started a new project that strives to promote blogging activities in Madagascar. The project will initially focus on asking bloggers to tell stories of their travels across Madagascar in order to help people learn more about unfamiliar places. A familiar obstacle for blogging in Madagascar is...

Senegal: Africa according to Nicolas Sarkozy

  24 August 2007

Francophone Africa was awaiting anxiously the newly elected French President's arrival. Nicolas Sarkozy's reputation certainly preceded him in Africa. He was minister of the interior under Jacques Chirac and was responsible for quenching the revolts of disaffected youths (ones he referred to as “racaille” (scum)). Today Africa is still reeling...

African writers criticize Sarkozy in open letter

  21 August 2007

Jean-Luc Raharimanana, a Malagasy writer famous for his influential works on French colonialism, recently authored an open letter to French president Nicolas Sarkozy in response to the now infamous message to Africa and Africans he delivered in Dakar, Senegal. Nearly a month has passed since Sarkozy's speech, but its effects...

Malagasy bloggers rally for Madagascar's children

  17 August 2007

The Malagasy blogosphere was quite active on humanitarian efforts these past two weeks. It all started when Jogany at the purplecorner.com invited the Malagasy blogosphere to get involved in a virtual fund raiser: a blog-a-thon where participants would write 1 post every 30 min, 24h non-stop to raise fund for...

Madagascar hosts Indian Ocean Island Games

  10 August 2007

The Indian Ocean Island Games are underway in Madagascar and people are quite thrilled about it. Harinjaka gives us a preview of the anticipation back home: “C’est parti pour le 7 ème Jeux des îles de l’Océan Indien (JIOI). La flamme olympique arrive aujourd’hui au stade de Mahamasina (Tananarive) pour...

Harijaka sumarizes TED Talks in French

  4 August 2007

For all you francophones out there, Harijaka (Fr) is posting French summaries of the recently released videos from the June 2007 TED Global Conference in Arusha, Tanzania.  He's summarized Euvin Naidoo‘s opening address and George Ayittey on Africans taking responsibility for, and finding solutions to, African problems.

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