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Lova Rakotomalala · December, 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 December, 2012

Africa's Tainted Global Media Coverage

The #Kony2012 campaign contained quite a few over-simplifications about Africa. African media itself is not immune from this sort of criticism either. Here is a summary of the gems, errors...

Central African Republic President Isolated as Rebels Close in on Capital City

Rebel Attacks on Ndélé and Bria, Central African Republic

These last few weeks, with attacks on the the cities of Ndélé and Bria, rebels have been threatening the regime of Central African Republic President François Bozizé. This fresh wave...

A Look Back at the Great Potential of the Internet

The Elusive Quest for Peace with the M23 in the DRC

The current conflict in the Kivu Region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) threatens to linger on despite an international effort to broker a truce between the M23 rebellion...

Increasing Risks of Humanitarian Disaster in Masisi Territory of DR of Congo

Offshore Oil Leak Threatens Protected Lagoon in South West Gabon

100,000 March for Rights to Marry for All in France

Chinese Youth Association of France Sues Magazine for Racial Defamation

Young Malagasy Maids Raped and Tortured in Lebanon

University in Benin Changes its Name after Equatoguinean Dictator

Land Grabbing for BioFuel in Madagascar

When a Coup is not a Coup in Mali

World Heritage Site Djemila, Algeria in Jeopardy

Mapping the Conflicts in DRC in 2012

Fear of Food Crisis after Locust Invasion in the South of Madagascar

Have M23 Rebels Really Left Goma, DRC?

Backed by the Rwandan government, M23 rebels seized control of the city of Goma in the Kivu region, near the Rwandan border. Despite reports that the rebellion have agreed to...

Voting for the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa

A yearly competition has been launched for the public to vote for entries into the list of the new seven natural wonders of Africa. The voting is currently underway. Some...

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