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Mialy Andriamananjara

Mialy was born in Madagascar, attended college in France and is now living in the Washington DC area.

Her interests include litterature, ICT for Development, women rights and immigration issues.

She has graduate degrees in Telecommunications and Business.

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Latest posts by Mialy Andriamananjara

19 January 2014

Madagascar Finally Has a New President, But Uncertainty Remains

Does this mean Madagascar is back on the path to democracy? Are prosperity and peace finally on the horizon for a country marred by chronic instability and poverty?

13 January 2014

Madagascar's Return to Democracy Proving to Be a Bumpy One

Hery Rajaonarimampianina was declared winner of the presidential elections' second round, but the final verdict is still pending. The elections were an important step to solving the country's political crisis.

20 December 2013

Votes Cast in the Madagascar Presidential Elections Runoff

Hoping for a new start after a prolonged political crisis, Malagasy citizens went to the polls to select a new president on December 20.

19 November 2013

Long-Awaited Madagascar Elections Go to Second Round

Jean-Louis Robinson won 21.1 percent of the vote, and Hery Rajaonarimampianina won about 15.9 percent. The second round is scheduled for December 20, but many questions remain.

31 October 2013

Madagascar Still Waiting for Presidential Election Results

Nearly a week has gone by since the country voted for a new president for the first time since the 2009 coups.

25 October 2013

Madagascar On Tenterhooks As Election Proceeds

After an eventful election day, citizens in Madagascar feverishly await the polling results.

24 January 2012

Madagascar: What Next, After Former President Is Denied Entry?

Malagasy citizens anxiously witnessed former President Marc Ravalomanana's attempt to return home after three years in exile, last Saturday. A few days after the issue, bloggers analyze the state of...

1 December 2010

Elie Rajaonarison, Malagasy artist, has died

Elie Rajaonarison, a Malagasy poet, has died on November 27, 2010, at the age of 59. An accomplished artist, Elie Rajaonarison tried his hand successfully at photography and film. He...

29 November 2010

Madagascar: Wave of Arrests in the Aftermath of the Failed Coup

In the aftermath of the referendum and simultaneous failed putsch , a veritable waltzes of arrestations and investigations are shedding a sad shadow on the island of Madagascar. Malagasy citizens...

9 July 2010

African Soldiers on the Champs Elysees on Bastille Day

France's invitation to the armed forces of former colonies to join the parade on the Champs Elysees on July 14 is a subject of great controversy among African bloggers. Many...

29 May 2010

Guinea : Waiting for Presidential Elections

Hope mixed with anxiety reign in Guinea with the presidential elections to be held on June 27, 2010. These elections are the first free elections in Guinea since its independence....

26 May 2010

Bloggers React to Gunfights and Change in Government in Madagascar

Gunfights in Antananarivo and yet another change in the government shook Madagascar the past week. Bloggers react:

12 January 2010

Madagascar: New Threats to Protestant Church and Free Speech

The beginning of the year in Madagascar has been marked with yet more protests where protesters have been fired upon and the harassment of those perceived as close to the...

7 January 2010

The Year that Was in Madagascar : Part III

Mialy reviews the final weeks of 2009 in Madagascar in the last of a three-part series.

3 January 2010

The Year that was in Madagascar: Part II

In part two of a three-part summary of the year in citizen media in Madagascar, Mialy Andriamananjara takes a look at May to November, which saw more protests, the boycott...

25 April 2009

Madagascar : Transitional government is trampling on freedom of speech

A series of unfortunate decisions taken by the Andry TGV Rajoelina, High Authority for the Transition (HAT) government--the violent arrest of a protester and the shutdown or intimidation of radio...

2 April 2009

Madagascar: Security forces harass bloggers and twitterers

Bloggers and twitterers continue to tell the world about the political crisis which has gripped Madagascar since January, but face increasing harassment from security forces.

11 March 2009

Madagascar: Is military rule next?

News of a mutiny at one of Antananarivo's most important barracks stunned Madagascar yesterday. The mutiny has since spread to other barracks and Madagascar's Defence Minister, Vice-Admiral Mamy Ranaivoniarivo, has...

14 February 2009

Madagascar: Rumors terrorize Antananarivo

Truth and freedom of speech and opinion seem to be victims of the political crisis that is now crippling Madagascar. Threats are being made and rumors being spread, all contributing...

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