Justice minister throws himself into coup probe
Johnny Andriamahefarivo has involved himself in the investigation into two men suspected of plotting to assassinate President Andry Rajoelina.
The calls for tender for Prodigy, the project to digitalise Madagascar's institutions, have not yet been launched, but Sipromad, Alibaba and Pangea IT are already keen to get a slice of the $143m the World Bank is contributing to the scheme.
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.
Commercial ties between the United Kingdom and Madagascar are continuing to shrink and Rio Tinto, the last British flagship present in Madagascar, is struggling to remain on good terms with the administration of President Andry Rajoelina.