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Madagascar: How a Tiny Island Can Explain the Root of the Crisis

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar, Development, Economics & Business, Environment, International Relations, Politics

Lalatiana Pitchboule published a two-part detailed investigative report [1] [fr] on what is at stakes when it comes to the appropriation of the tiny island of Juan de Nova [2] (4.4 km2) off the west coast of Madagascar in the Mozambique Channel [3]. In short, The legal fight over the possession of  the Juan de Nova Islands means the acquisition of 17 billion barrels of petrol and 167,000 billion cubic feet of shale gas. A similar independent report [4] [fr] has been published by Agnès Joignerez on the EELV website.