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Lova Rakotomalala · September, 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 September, 2012

27 September 2012

Chad: Challenges to Freedom of Expression as Social Protests Grow

The recent arrests in Chad of three union officers and the editor of an independent newspaper are symptomatic of a disintegration of freedom of expression in the country. These arrests...

25 September 2012

Madagascar Struggles to Control Domestic Instability

The social and political upheaval engulfing Madagascar extends way beyond its cities. Government forces are also attempting to curb violence between cattle rustlers and farmers across southern Madagascar.

Why Mali's Army is Hesitant about Foreign Intervention in the North

Burundi: A Political Will to Provide Universal Education

24 September 2012

Mauritania: March to Commemorate the Passing of Rights Activist

Civil rights organisation Touche pas à ma nationalité TPMN ( in English: Do not interfere with my citizenship) has called for a large march to commemorate the passing of anti-racism...

10 September 2012

Mali: Civil Society Rises to Solve the Ongoing Conflict

Malians are still watching, incredulous, as the partition of their country continues. Adding to this disarray is the frantic rhythm of the new nominations for government. Nevertheless, Malian civil society...

4 September 2012

Civil Service Under Pressure in Francophone Africa

Civil servants in Francophone Africa are coming under increasing pressure to do more with less. The Windhoek Declaration revealed the overdue recognition of the crucial impact of the public administration...