My area of interest is centered on francophone Africa, the status of minorities and immigrants in Europe & media biases. Raised in Madagascar, I hold a Master of Public Policy from Princeton University at the Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs with a focus on international development & international relations and PhD in Medical Sciences from Purdue University. I can be found on twitter at twitter.com/lrakoto.
Latest posts by Lova Rakotomalala from April, 2007
A march was organized on April, 14th at Merkel square, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This march wanted to show that women were still at risk of random acts of violence and that more needed to be done from a legal point of view to protect their well-being. The march was organized...
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.