Madagascar Culture

Madagascar Economy and Culture

  ECONOMY: GENERAL INFORMATION Geographical isolation, insufficiency of internal communications and infrastructures in general, net dependence on world markets are some of the elements that contribute to determining the backwardness of the Malagasy economy, based on agriculture practiced with antiquated methods, scarcely productive and to a large extent subject to weather conditions (typhoons are frequent). […]

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Madagascar Overview

Madagascar is a state located on the island of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, east of southern Africa. The island is on the surface the world’s fourth largest island. Madagascar also claims Îles Éparses, five French island areas located around Madagascar. The islands are so-called French overseas territories (Territoire d’outre-mer, TOM). Capital: Antananarivo Biggest city: […]

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Ethiopia

Mass Media in Eastern Africa

Mass Media in Ethiopia The dominant newspapers in Ethiopia are state controlled, with Addis Zemen (Amharic, founded in 1941, circulation approximately 40,000) and Ethiopian Herald (English, founded in 1943, circulation 37,000) published by the Ministry of Information. The state Ethiopian broadcast started radio broadcasts in 1941. During the military regime, the individual liberation organizations had […]

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Madagascar Population and Language

Madagascar Population and Language

Madagascar’s population is of mixed origin with features from Indonesia and Africa in particular. Although the residents speak a uniform language, Malagasy, they are officially divided into 18 groups of people with their own dialects. Madagascar’s population also includes Indian and Arabic features. In addition, there are small minorities of descendants of immigrants from Europe […]

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