Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

Lova Rakotomalala · November, 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

Email Lova Rakotomalala

Latest posts by Lova Rakotomalala from November, 2012

Young Volunteers Training to Free Northern Mali

Mauritania: February 25th Movement says “No to Guardianship” of France

Mauritania is undergoing a period of great political uncertainty due to the evacuation for medical reasons of President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz after he was shot on October 13, 2012....

Côte d'Ivoire: Online Campaign Says No to Holding Multiple Public Offices

Ivorian bloggers have initiated a campaign for a real public debate on the issue of parliamentarians simultaneously holding multiple elected offices in Côte d'Ivoire. Tired of seeing parliamentarians also being...

99 Trees from Famed Avenue of the Baobabs in Madagascar Burnt Down

Ivorian and Russian Bloggers Make Light of the Electoral Fiasco for the Presidency of the French Conservative Party

Legal Framework in Madagascar Not Adequate for Size of New Gold Mines

On World Toilet Day, Introducing the Crap Map Project

DR of Congo: M23 Rebels Threaten to Take Goma

What is the Role of the Army in Africa Today?

The army has often played a determining but ambiguous role in the African political process. Between 1950 and 2000, 53 African countries were subject to military coups leading to regime...

Chad: A Petition to Fight Impunity

Côte d'Ivoire: Surprise Government Overhaul to Be Announced Today

Madagascar: Journalists and Blogger Prosecuted over Rosewood Trafficking Report

At the Edge of the Stone Forest of Bemaraha in Madagascar

382 Million in Africa's Workforce Today and 122 Million more in 8 Years

Coalition of African Nations Agrees to Send 3,300 Soldiers a year to Northern Mali

Brazil, France: Agroecology Helps Reduce Poverty

Afripedia: Wikipedia with Offline Access for Francophone Africa

A New Start for Barack Obama in Africa?

Following the November 6, 2012, re-election of Barack Obama as President of the United States, Africa questions his legacy after four years in charge of an America more concerned with...

Banks Shut Down to Protest Insecurity in Madagascar

Cameroonian Twitter Users Celebrate Biya's 30 years Anniversary with Sarcasm

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency

No thanks, show me the site