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· August, 2011

Stories about Madagascar from August, 2011

Madagascar: Expectant Mothers, Beware

  22 August 2011

In an interesting post on “Fady” (cultural taboos)  in traditional Malagasy society, blogger Ariniaina lists a few “do not” tips for pregnant women [fr], for example:  “Do not carry fish in a basket on your head (and do not eat it) otherwise, your baby could grow scales on its skin”.  

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Madagascar: Sanctions Result in Economic Decline and Food Insecurity

  16 August 2011

After two and a half years of transitional government, Madagascar has experienced a slow, seemingly unstoppable decline of its fragile economy that has put a strain on the lives of millions. With an economy ranked worst in the world and a food crisis looming, Malagasy citizens debate the merits and impacts of international sanctions

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