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Lova Rakotomalala · June, 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 June, 2010

24 June 2010

Madagascar: A Strange 50th Independence Day Anniversary

The Anniversary of Madagascar 50th Independence Day is on June 26th and the festivities are already underway. Still, the  atmosphere is not exactly festive because of the political and economic...

20 June 2010

Algeria: Still Hoping with a Lucky Dove on their Side

After the defeat against Slovenia, the Algerians have regained some strength on June 18th by drawing against the English team. They have given hope again to millions of fans who...

19 June 2010

Mali: World Cup Fans React to Referee's Controversial Call

the decision by Malian referee Koman Coulibaly to disallow a US goal has caused a major stir at the World Cup. Many Bloggers were outraged by the call while others...

17 June 2010

Critical Election Year Across French Speaking Africa

2010 is a busy election year for francophone Africa but the political progress has been disappointing. Here is a review of how bloggers have reacted to the electoral proceedings so far:

10 June 2010

Watch The World Cup with Global Voices: Live Chat for Uruguay vs. France

The World Cup of football, arguably the most global sporting event ever, is hosted for the first time on the African continent. Please join us in watching and discussing this...

8 June 2010

50 Years Later, Independence and the Resource Curse in Francophone Africa

Francophone Africa is celebrating 50 years of independence in 2010. Many Africans voices are wondering out loud what is there to celebrate, given the mediocre level of human development achieved...