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Lova Rakotomalala · August, 2011

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 August, 2011

Mauritania: 13 Activists against Child Trafficking Arrested

  24 August 2011

Four advocacy organizations against human trafficking note that a peaceful sit-in outside the Bureau of juvenile affairs was organized [fr] by l’Initiative pour la Résurgence du mouvement Abolitionniste (Ira) to denounce the insufficient measures taken against child trafficking in Mauritania.  13 members of the association were arrested following the protest....

Cameroon: Strength in Diversity

  23 August 2011

Africavox published [fr] a dossier on the differences between  the 250 ethnic groups in Cameroon. It states that  “mixed marriages, cultural adaptation to their neighbors’ practices and a relative appeasement of the political climate have led to greater tolerance and understanding among Cameroonians.  While ethnic diversity is now widely seen...

Africa: The Looting of African Fishery Resources

  16 August 2011

The first chapter of the Greenpeace project SOS Oceans is entitled: “How Africa feeds Europe “. The website introduce the project with the following statement [fr] :  “After depleting the reserves of fishes in their own waters, European fish boats are now on the move to target other oceans to fish in.”

Senegal: Mayor Becomes the Oldest Elementary School Graduate

  16 August 2011

Assane Diallo celebrates the uncommon achievement of the mayor of Tambacounda in Senegal : ” Among the  2 233 candidates for the Year End Elementary School  Diploma  was the mayor of Tambacounda, Mr Oury Bâ. The 67-year-old elected official successfully earned his first diploma, a testimony to perseverance and the value  he gives to education....

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Madagascar: Sanctions Result in Economic Decline and Food Insecurity

  16 August 2011

After two and a half years of transitional government, Madagascar has experienced a slow, seemingly unstoppable decline of its fragile economy that has put a strain on the lives of millions. With an economy ranked worst in the world and a food crisis looming, Malagasy citizens debate the merits and impacts of international sanctions

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Togo: Journalists Rally to Protect Free Press

  9 August 2011

On August 6, journalists in Togo rallied in the streets of Lomé to protest against threats to their colleagues. The protest was launched by the association 'SOS Journalists in Danger', who believe that the threats originate from the national intelligence agency. Sylvio Chombey explains further.

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