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Lova Rakotomalala · May, 2014

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 May, 2014

“How are We Malagasy Supposed to Provide School Supplies and Medications for our Children ?”

Malagasy blogger  Tojo Fehizoro posted a spreadsheet that summarized the minimum cost of basic supplies for a Malagasy family of 4 with 2 children, 10 and 7 years old respectively. The...

What Happens When a Muslim, Jew, Christian, Atheist and Agnostic Travel the World Together?

Victor, Josselin, Samuel, Ilan and Ismael all belong to different religions (or none at all). Together, they created the InterFaith Tour.

What is Really Ailing France ?

The inability of the French economy to rebound from the Euro zone crisis, the loss of corporate champions like Alstom and Arcelor and the forceful rise of the far right...

“We Are Not Paying Enough Attention to Teenagers’ Health”

The latest report from the World Health Organization (WHO) on the health of adolescents worldwide notes that :   The top 3 causes of adolescent deaths globally are road traffic injuries,...

Apocalyptic Scenes in Andranondambo, Madagascar as Villages Fight Over Land

L'Express Mada reports that the entire village of Andranondambo in the South of Madagascar was destroyed [fr] during an inter-village conflict that stems from a dispute over land rights. The...

A Glimpse Into Life inside the Bamenda Central Prison in Cameroon

Blogger Salma Amadore narrates [fr] how her visit inside the central prison of Bamenda, the capital city of  the north west region of Cameroon, made a lasting impression on her : J’arrive à...

A Low-cost Solution to Heal Cataract in Sub Saharan Countries

One of the main causes of blindness in sub saharan countries are cataracts. A group of french physicians has developed a surgical kit called “Phacokit” to treat at low-cost individuals suffering from cataract...

An Open Letter to the President of Madagascar on Land Leases to Microsoft and the Zurich Zoo

In an open letter to the new President of Madagascar Hery Rajaonarimampianina and other elected officials, the Association for the protection of Malagasy Lands asks that several aspects of the contracts regarding...

Why Chadian Students Braved Arrest and Stormed Their Embassy in Algeria

Hisham Almiraat interviews blogger Makaila Nguebla about student leader Issa Kelei's arrest and the condition of Chadian students in Algeria.

EU Survey Indicates Correlation Between Anti-Minorities Views and Ideological Right

The French blog Rue89 analyzes the results [fr] of the Pew Center Survey on attitudes toward immigrants and minority groups in the European Union. Rue89 highlights that Roma population are the...

Madagascar to Start Distributing Crude Oil Locally and Hope to Boost Job Market

L'Express reports that the Madagascar Oil Group will start testing distribution of 55,000 to  73,000 barrels [fr] of crude oil from Tsimiroro, Madagascar onto the local market. It is part of the new government strategy...

Two People Are Driving Around Europe to Find What It Means to Be European

On the eve of European elections, two French artists will tour Europe to meet with as many types of Europeans as possible.

When Is Imperialism Actually Imperialism?

The media have been quick to sling the accusation of imperialism at Europe, the U.S. and Russia over their involvement in other countries' conflicts. But what does imperialism really mean?

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