Dr Nsoh Christopher Ndikum is a Senior Lecturer in Political Science at the University of Yaounde II, Soa, explains Madagascar’s gradual welcome into the comity of nations after a five-year period of isolation following the 2009 coup.
Of what significance is the gradual readmission of Madagascar under President Hery Rajaonarimampianina into the comity of nations?
Madagascar has been torn by negative peace; a crisis that negatively impacted on the country. She faced international isolation from regional and universal bodies, degradation in educational and health standards, further reduced living standards with many living below the poverty line, food insecurity, battered economy and greater loss of control in governance.
Madagascar’s new President, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, is working tooth and nail to get his country back into the comity of nations after the 2009 coup that led to a five-year political deadlock was aggravated by international isolation.
The efforts appear to be paying off after he set to work following his electoral victory on January 3, 2014. He won the December 2013 runoff presidential poll against Jean Louis Robinson.