Focus MADAGASCAR Issue dated 23/08/2021

Macron and Rajoelina to meet despite continuing diplomatic crisis between France and Madagascar

The meeting between Emmanuel Macron and Andry Rajoelina, due to take place on 27 August, promises to be electric. The Madagascan president's declared aim of retaking control of the Scattered Islands, currently administered by France, has resulted in a two-year standstill in bilateral relations. [...] (1224 words)
French President Emmanuel Macron during a visit to the French island of Grande Glorieuse, in the Eparses archipelago, on 23 October 2019. French sovereignty of the archipelago is disputed by Madagascar.
French President Emmanuel Macron during a visit to the French island of Grande Glorieuse, in the Eparses archipelago, on 23 October 2019. French sovereignty of the archipelago is disputed by Madagascar. © Jacques Witt/Pool/AFP
The meeting between Emmanuel Macron and Andry Rajoelina, due to take place on 27 August, promises to be electric. The Madagascan president's declared aim of retaking control of the Scattered Islands, currently administered by France, has resulted in a two-year standstill in bilateral relations. [...] (1224 words)
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