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Lova Rakotomalala · January, 2013

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 January, 2013

Why Did Mali's ‘Soldier of Death’ Go Viral?

This photo of a French soldier wearing a scarf depicting death's face has been shared around the world and has become a concrete symbol for many of the start of...

Côte d'Ivoire: Charles Blé Goudé Charged with War Crimes

After his arrest in Ghana, Charles Blé Goudé, nicknamed ‘Street General’ and close associate of former president Laurent Gbagbo, was charged with war crimes on January 21, 2013. His arrest...

“How Are You in Bamako ?” A Conversation with Awa in Mali

Blame Jihadis Financial Incentives, not Gaddafi's Fall, for Troubles in Mali

Rajoelina Steps Aside for Madagascar's Presidential Race

With interim president Rajoelina announcing that he withdraws from a bid to run for the presidential elections following a similar announcement by former President Ravalomanana in December 2012, Malagasy people...

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Gabon to Mali: History of French Military Interventions in Africa

The French military intervention in Mali, known as Operation Serval started on January 11 following the advance of terrorists groups towards Bamako. Lauded by a substantial part of the Malian...

Bayaka Fighting to Save the Congo Basin Forests

2012: A Year of Revolt and Social Change in Francophone Countries: Part 2

This second part of our 2012 review in the Francophone world features civil rebellion and governance problems in Togo, Chad and Madagascar, citizen initiatives in Senegal, fight for more transparency...

Kony's LRA Kills Villagers in Yalinga, Central African Republic

Protesters Trap QMM Staff in Madagascar over Land Dispute

Tuareg Families Regroup to Avoid Airstrikes in Northern Mali

2012: A Year of Revolt and Social Change in Francophone Countries: Part 1 of 2

The year 2012 was marked by armed conflicts in Mali, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic. There were elections in Senegal, Quebec and France, while demonstrations...

Journalist Killed During Ceasefire Talks in Central African Republic

Chadian President Names Sons at Key Executive Positions

Students Revisit the Unique Link between Corsica and Puerto Rico

Misconceptions about the Economic Situation in Iceland

Madagascar's Vanilla Beans Came from Mexico

“We Cannot Do it Alone”, A Mayor's Plea for US Intervention in Mali

Ivorian Bloggers Under Arrest for Allegedly Interfering with Disaster Recovery While Trying to Help

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