Focus MADAGASCAR Issue dated 23/11/2020

Madagascar's luxury golf courses offer a fairway to power

Unlike in the rest of Africa, where golf is often seen as a leftover from the colonial period, Madagascar's political and business elites like to meet up over a round of golf. Andry Rajoelina's government has taken advantage of this parallel power structure to build up a solid support network. [...] (1169 words)
The Golf Club du Rova hosted the final stage of the Staysure Tour in 2019.
The Golf Club du Rova hosted the final stage of the Staysure Tour in 2019. © Madagascar National Tourism Board/Twitter
Unlike in the rest of Africa, where golf is often seen as a leftover from the colonial period, Madagascar's political and business elites like to meet up over a round of golf. Andry Rajoelina's government has taken advantage of this parallel power structure to build up a solid support network. [...] (1169 words)
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