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Vol 4 (AAC) No 1

Published 1st November 2010


Madagascar

Chinese trains for TGV

The latest deals mark the government’s biggest turn towards the East since the political crisis and subsequent reduction in international support

President Andry Rajoelina – nicknamed ‘TGV’ after France’s high-speed train – wants to leave a train service as his legacy when he steps down from power in 2011. On 6 November, he held a bright lights and glamour political show at the Palais des Sports de Mahamasina and launched several big new projects which, President Rajoelina predicts, will transform the island’s economy.

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