Nomena E. dans La Gazette de la Grande Ile
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Madagascar’s state-owned utility, Jirama (Jiro sy Rano Malagasy), is to benefit from fresh donor funds, after it was left reeling in the wake of droughts undermining electricity output. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced last week a package of measures worth US$86 million for various initiatives in the country, including support for the energy sector. It comes just a year after the World Bank issued a US$65 million credit to help the government improve electricity sector governance and operations. (..) In recent years, Madagascar has often ranked last globally in the World Bank’s Doing Business indicator showing the difficulty, delay, and cost of getting electricity. Many new customers have to wait nearly 450 days to get a power connection.
Dans The Telegraph
... amazing things you probably didn't know about Madagascar... It’s the world’s fourth largest island... There are 25.5 million Malagasies... According to Conservation International, just 17 countries are considered "megadiverse". Each possesses a vast number of different species – many found nowhere else. And Madagascar is one... It has a few World Heritage Sites: they are the Royal Hill of Ambohimanga, a 500-year-old burial site, the rainforests of the Atsinanana, which are home to many rare species of primate and lemur, and the Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve, known for its sea of limestone needles and sheer cliffs... Almost one in 10 Malagasies smoke weed, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime ... It recently abolished the death penalty.. Madagascar is the 10th least happy country, it says. As one of the poorest places, with a per capita GDP of $1,500 (putting it 188th out of 198 nations), and an average life expectancy of just 65 (in the UK, it’s 81).