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Vol 46 No 6

Published 18th March 2005


Joining the club

Madagascar intends to join the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in August, according to its Foreign Minister, Jaya Krishna Cuttaree (who is also a candidate for Director General of the World Trade Organisation). He reckons that membership is inevitable, after a few technical issues have been resolved. In Port-Louis in February, SADC Secretary-General Prega Ramsamy specified that Madagascar must 'submit a detailed timeframe and action plan' by 15 June, including assurances on SADC's protocols on macroeconomic convergence, good governance, and many aspects of public administration.

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