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Lova Rakotomalala · August, 2012

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, 2012

Central African Republic: Less than 3% have Access to Electricity

Tracking Counterfeit Medicines in the Developing World

Some 700,000 people die annually from fake malaria and tuberculosis drugs alone. The WHO reports that the annual earnings from substandard or counterfeit drugs stand at about USD 200 billion....

Assessing Quality of Life in African Cities

One study on the quality of life in cities across the world reports that, of the ten least liveable cities, six are situated in Africa. However, another finds that the...

Canada: High Stakes in Quebec General Election After ‘Maple Spring’

The 2012 Quebec general election is set to take place on September 4. This year the effects of the students' strikes in response to the increase in university tuition fees...

Senegal: 18 Dead as Floods Paralyse the Country

Heavy rains led to catastrophic flooding in many regions of Senegal on August 26, 2012 with 18 dead and 42 injured so far. The Senegal government has launched a rescue...

Niger: Floods leave thousands Homeless in Niamey

Togo: 11 Missing After Clashes Between Police and Protesters

Benin: Fear and Loathing as State of Emergency is Declared

Africa: Time for a Male Circumcision-Driven HIV Policy in Africa?

After overcoming much skepticism, the idea that circumcision is an effective measure in reducing HIV transmission is now globally accepted by the health professionals community and the general public. Experts...

Togo: Police Clashes with Thousand of Protesters in Lomé

Togo: Is Your Mobile Phone Tapped ?

Madagascar: Neglecting Endemic Medicinal Plants at Its Own Peril

DR of Congo: Congolese Star Koffi Olomidé Indicted for Assault and Battery

Côte d'Ivoire: Armed Men attack Army Positions in Abidjan, Dabou and at the Liberian Border

Côte d'Ivoire: CivRoute, a Citizen Project to Monitor Road Traffic in Real Time

Africa: Moving Beyond the Resource Curse

Why is it that African nations endowed with many natural resources such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria or Madagascar to name a few are also plagued with endemic...

Chad: 5,000 New Refugees Coming From The Central African Republic

Guinea: Massacres Perpetrated by Security Forces in Zoghota

Madagascar: Second Mediation Effort Stalled Yet Again

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