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Madagascar: How a Tiny Island Can Explain the Root of the Crisis

Lalatiana Pitchboule published a two-part detailed investigative report [fr] on what is at stakes when it comes to the appropriation of the tiny island of Juan de Nova (4.4 km2) off the west coast of Madagascar in the Mozambique Channel. In short, The legal fight over the possession of  the Juan de Nova Islands means the acquisition of 17 billion barrels of petrol and 167,000 billion cubic feet of shale gas. A similar independent report [fr] has been published by Agnès Joignerez on the EELV website.

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