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Lova Rakotomalala · January, 2009

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.

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Latest posts by Lova Rakotomalala from January, 2009

29 January 2009

Madagascar: “Unmitigated Disaster”

After two days of upheaval that resulted in an estimated death toll at 80 nationally, and the looting of dozens of stores, a day of relative calm greeted a stunned...

27 January 2009

Madagascar: Negotiations canceled as unrest spreads

There was a slight hope of a rapid resolution in the currently undergoing social unrest in Madagascar. Leaders of both government and opposition announced a meeting would be held yesterday....

26 January 2009

Madagascar: Looting scenes on video as uncertainty prevails

Live Tweeting Madagascar: Antananarivo on fire, rumors of president fleeing

Citizens in Madagascar, twittering via internet and SMS, report that several buildings in Antananarivo, the capital, are burning and the President has left the country following days of protests.

25 January 2009

Madagascar: Devastating tropical storm makes way for a political one

A few days after passing Madagascar, the official toll from the damages caused by Cyclone Fanele have finally come in.  President Ravalomanana president flew to one of the affected areas...

22 January 2009

Madagascar: Major Damages from Tropical Storm Eric & Cyclone Fanele

In the past days, Madagascar has been sandwiched between both Tropical Storm Eric and Cyclone Fanele. Considering that last year's cyclone season was particularly deadly, bloggers in Madagascar are weary...

9 January 2009

Madagascar: Series of “Prison Breaks” as Life Imitates Television

In Madagascar, 40 inmates are still at large after successful escape attempts from three prisons around the country, all within in 48 hours.