Currently the editor of the Francophone region for Global Voices, I am a researcher in biomedical engineering and consultant in Global Health. Raised in Madagascar, I have a strong interest in international development and digital media as a tool to promote social change and transparency in the developing world. I am currently attending the Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs and Public Policy at Princeton U to further that specific interest. I am also part of the core team of the Foko , an NGO driven to promote the online exposure of social grassroots projects based in Madagascar. I can also be found at twitter.com/lrakoto and on my personal blog.
Latest posts by Rakotomalala
29 December 2014
The holiday spirit in the French city of Angoulême this year meant taking measures against homeless people. The outrage was swift, but will it last?
28 December 2014
It seems that things have not been ideal in Algeria, France and Madagascar, yet the Happy Planet Index ranked them quite high on their happiness list.
22 December 2014
Democratic Republic of Congo's Dr. Mukwege: ‘How Can One Stay Silent’ in the Face of Sexual Violence?
Dr. Denis Mukwege moved some European parliament members to tears with his speech accepting the 2014 Sakharov Award on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
8 December 2014
Several local NGOs are now hard at work in Mali, launching projects to help rebuild the country's social cohesion and restore peace. "Living Together" is using eReaders.
24 November 2014
4 November 2014
On November 3, the Opposition Youth Movement marched in the streets of Djibouti City against the country's 15-year leader Ismaïl Omar Guelleh.
28 October 2014
Protests swept cities in Burkina Faso over President Blaise Compaoré's proposed changes to the constitution to let him run for office again. He has held power for 27 years.