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Lova Rakotomalala · September, 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 September, 2011

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Protecting African Forests: Wangari Maathai's Legacy

  26 September 2011

Wangari Maathai, a prominent Kenyan environmental and political activist and 2004 Nobel prize winner passed away on September 25. She was the first African woman to be awarded the prize and is recognized worldwide in the fight to protect the environment on the African continent.

Comoros: Blog monitors Fuel Shortage in Anjouan

  24 September 2011

In his blog, Dafinemkomori documents fuel and power shortage [fr] in the Comoros. He explains that fuel shortage has greatly impacted greatly many other aspects of the economy on the island of Anjouan (rise of the price of tuna and power shortage).

Mali : ATT Tending to his Legacy

  23 September 2011

Diawara at Sur les traces de l'empire du Mali [fr] describes the upcoming tight schedule of Malian president  Ahmadou Toumani Touré (aka A.T.T) : “A.T.T is seemingly keen on leaving a good lasting impression as he prepares to depart his (presidential) office. Indeed, his upcoming agenda is heavy on inauguration ceremonies of newly built...

Madagascar: The Lemur King Swan Song

  12 September 2011

Erik Patel's documentary of the Sifaka in the rain forest of Madagascar describes how this particular species of lemurs is now on the brink of extinction. Patel explains that the Sifaka's habitat has been destroyed by illegal logging of rosewood trees in the Marojejy Park.

Cote d'Ivoire: Ending the Culture of Corruption

  11 September 2011

Y. Doumbia  writes about the measures taken by the Ouattara Administration to halt corruption [fr] : ” Under Ouattara today, the situation has radically changed. The state budget is managed with greater parsimony. Additionally, Ouattara also did away with the BNETD (the National Bureau for Technical Research and Development). The...

Madagascar: Singles, Beware of Bloggers !

  8 September 2011

Andriamihaja, a young blogger from Toliara (a city in southern Madagascar) lists  ten reasons not to date a blogger. [fr] One of the reasons is: “the rare times they will ask you for advice, it is probably to get materials for their blogs.”

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African Women Striving to be Heads of State

  4 September 2011

Since Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf became President of Liberia in 2006, several other African women have decided to run for the continent's top level political jobs. The increase of female candidates is undoubtedly a step in the right direction; Lova Rakotomalala introduces some of the rising stars.

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