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Story Publication logo January 20, 2014

Madagascar's Crisis in Pictures


Image by Rijasolo. Madagascar, 2013.

What happens to an aid-dependent country when the tap suddenly runs dry? Since a 2009 coup...

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In March 2009, a military-backed coup d'état ousted Madagascar's then-president Marc Ravalomanana in favor of Andry Rajoelina, throwing the country into crisis. After repeated delays, the country finally held presidential elections in October 2013 and a run-off in December, which citizens hope will open the door to a long-overdue recovery. In these photographs, French-Malagasy photojournalist Rijasolo chronicles both the political intrigue and profound human costs of the last five years.


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