2010 Guarantees for the future of Madagascar
- Additional countries experiencing a sustained growth
- The emergence of regionalism in economic relations of BRICSAM
- Towards a liberalization of trade and investment tour to more developed countries
- Timid initiatives in bilateral relations
- Claims not always consistent
Madagascar is an island in the Indian ocean, off the coast of Southeastern Africa. The main island is the fourth largest island in the world. At a time when Madagascar is gearing up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its independence, all the indicators seem to signify that the country is on a retreat regarding many plans. This could be a curse or a simple unhappy coincidence. 2010 has been a year of uncertainties, and hence, it is useless to come up with any new plans for the development of the nation. Madagascar needs guarantees for the future to be able to start afresh.
After fifty years of Independence, and the break down of the French colonist rule and the socialist rule that the land has seen, lessons have to be learnt from these failures of the past. There is an urgent need to build an effective society where people will respect the opinions of each other. A good society can be built only by a good leader. Hence, the elections to the fourth Republic will be conducted in a privileged way. This message from Sefafi, an observer of public life, summarizes the wish of the large majority of the Madagascans aptly .
The message has come at a time when the country lives in the uncertainty generated by the longest political crisis of its history. Twelve months after the 'Black Monday' in 1987, a deep social unrest crept into the nation. This was created by the large gap between the rich leaders who live in opulence, and the people who wallowed in undescribable misery. Despite a big 'upheaval' by the state and an attempt to gain international recognition, the Island remains locked up completely.
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