World Bank to appoint new country director for Abidjan office
The World Bank's country director in Abidjan Coralie Gevers's successor will come from the institution's Madagascar office and be appointed in June.
The deepening but largely unacknowledged rift between President Andry Rajoelina and his omnipresent advisor, the businessman Maminiaina Ravatomanga, is having repercussions on the country's entire political apparatus as well as on key pillars of the economy.
Antananarivo's anti-corruption unit has secured the arrest of several former top managers at the national electricity supplier Jirama, including the man whom its current CEO Vonjy Andriamanga wanted to appoint as his number two. But the affair has also drawn in the consortium SMTP owned by the industrialist Danil Ismaël.