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Paris and Washington aim to help Madagascar improve security in its territorial waters
France and the United States are to use their respective cooperation arrangements with Madagascar to help it protect its territorial waters from criminal activity. Despite the government's ambitions, the Madagascan navy still does not have a fleet capable of protecting the country's interests. [...]
President Rajoelina's clique of trusted advisors
Andry Rajoelina, cloistered at the Iavoloha Palace, relies on a hand-picked team to manage the country's affairs. They are chosen above all for their loyalty to the president, and appear more interested in public relations than in dealing with the important affairs of state. [...]