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Lova Rakotomalala · May, 2010

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 May, 2010

Eto'o's Success Lifting Cameroon ‘s Hope

After the success of his Italian club Inter Milan in the UEFA European Champions League, Cameroonian football star Samuel Eto'o is the toast of the town and his country. Cameroonian...

Madagascar: Video of Gun Battles between Rival Armed Forces

Malagasy blogger MyDago posted a video of the clash between the army and dissident police forces in Antananarivo today (May,20th 2010).

Madagascar: Violence Erupts Between Army and Dissident Police Unit

On May, 20th 2010, sustained gun battles between rival armed forces lasted for an hour in the capital city of Madagascar, Antananarivo. The ongoing political crisis has once again erupted...

Côte d'Ivoire – Ghana: Friends and Foes at World Cup 2010

Côte d'Ivoire  and Ghana will be the two nations representing the West African region at the World Cup 2010 in South Africa. For the first time, the World Cup will...

Reactions to the Greek Financial Crisis and the IMF from the Africansphere

With the challenges facing the Greek economy and the ensuing intervention from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), reactions from African bloggers range from cautionary tales from past experiences to lessons...

Tahiti: Gauguin and The Myths of Tahiti

Paul Gauguin's paintings  in Tahiti will be exposed at the Tate Modern in London in September 2010.  Mercury at Philosophy of Science Portal wonders whether his paintings were a true...

Madagascar Leader Rajoelina Drops from Presidential Running

Madagascar transitional president Andry Rajoelina announced in a statement on national radio that he will not be a candidate for the presidential elections scheduled on November 26th, 2010 (fr).  Achille...

Algeria: What is going on in Hassi Messaoud?

Diáspora saharaui (at Courrier International) wonders why the town of Hassi Messaoud, known for its oil refinery and for being usually safe, has been plagued with a wave of violence...

Burkina Faso: Mariah Bissongo Wins the Golden Saxophone Award

Jazzman Mariah Bissongo was awarded with the Golden Saxophone at the 18th Jazz festival of Ouagadougou (fr). Wedson and Naki Zerbo finished second and third, in that order.

The State of Citizen Media in Madagascar

It has been an eventful for the citizen media scene in Madagascar. The blogosphere in Madagascar has been growing slowly but steadily the past decade, slightly struggling  to find its...

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