Tag Archive for Madagascar

The environment and Africa: recent stories






Treehugger often feels like a pretty random “environmentalist” website. Half the time, I feel like they are trying to sell me something I don’t need (eco-consumerism is not necessarily a good thing).  That said, they also occasionally have very interesting stories. This week I noticed they had a couple posts about Africa. One does a…

News and comment: Madagascar and the African Union






The BBC and others have been reporting over the past day or so that the African Union has suspended Madagascar’s membership since the coup earlier this week.  This echoes the Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) decision not to recognize the new “interim” president, Andry Rajoelina. Alistair Thomson, at Reuter’s Blogs, notes that between starting in…

News: Madagascar and World Bank study on poverty






Lova Rakotomalala at Global Voices tells us that the President of Madagascar has resigned. Duncan Green has a favorable early review of the new World Bank study, The Moving Out of Poverty Study. More about the book can be found on the World Bank’s website. According to the website it is due to be released…