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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

9 February 2009

Madagascar : Bloggers react to Red Saturday's bloodshed

Since riots and lootings claimed fifty dead in Madagascar on January 26, the situation has become bleaker. Saturday, February 07 was an even bloodier day. Dubbed “Red Saturday” by some, it...

31 January 2009

Madagascar: The mayor proclaims himself president

A dispute between the president of Madagascar, Marc Ravalomanan, and the mayor of the capital, Andry Rajoelina, thrust Malagasy citizens into violent rioting and looting last week, and has now...

27 January 2009

Madagascar: “History repeats itself…as a farce” in recent unrest

On blogs and forums, reflections on the sources of the current unrest and the history of Madagascar's turbulent democracy.

26 January 2009

Madagascar: More reports President Ravalomanana has fled

Several bloggers and a Malgasy media website report that President Ravalomanana has fled the country. Still others say the rumors of Ravalomanana's departure are false.

24 December 2008

All Quiet in Guinea After Coup, Say Bloggers

Confusion reigned following the passing of President Lansana Conte and an apparently successful coup led by Guinean General Moussa Dadis Camara. However, despite early fears of bloodshed, all is quiet...

23 December 2008

Madagascar: Television station is forced to stop broadcasting

Following its broadcast of an exiled opponent, Madagascar television station VIVA has been ordered by the government to stop broadcasting. Bloggers debate the politics of the decision and its implications...

18 September 2008

Madagascar: Saluting Rado, a Poet Legend

Bloggers in Madagascar mourn the passing of a renowned poet.

24 July 2008

French Ambassador expelled from Madagascar because he was bad luck?

Malagasy and French netizens debate the French Ambassador's expulsion from Madgascar. Was it a matter of superstition?

15 February 2008

In Madagascar, bloggers debate abortion and women's rights

With a Valentine's Day performance of the controversial Vagina Monologues and a human rights committee's decision to call for a review of Madagascar's abortion ban, gender issues are a hot...

4 October 2007

Madagascar elections peaceful, but marred by low turnout and fraud

President Ravalomanana's political party, Tiako i Madagasikara (TIM), won a landslide victory in Madagascar this Sunday, capturing 106 out of the 127 available seats despite a meager turnout: 19.42% in...

17 September 2007

Madagascar: Young and desperate, will emigrate

An allegedly bogus employment firm is in legal trouble in Madagascar. The firm called, Gateway Global Consultants, and headed by a certain Steve Turmel, an international consultant, who is now...

30 August 2007

Mauritania : Ignorance and Tradition

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Generously endowed women are favored in Mauritania. The fatter the woman, the more beautiful she is thought to be. Being big is...

Madagascar : Andriamanankoavy Jonny r'afa on why he writes

24 August 2007

Senegal: Africa according to Nicolas Sarkozy

Francophone Africa was awaiting anxiously the newly elected French President's arrival. Nicolas Sarkozy's reputation certainly preceded him in Africa. He was minister of the interior under Jacques Chirac and was...

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