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Madagascar's new leader seeks to win over donors

Published on Mar 19, 2014 10:32 AM
 
Madagascar's new president Hery Rajaonarimampianina (centre) is seeking to end his country's isolation that followed a 2009 coup that stalled the economy -- FILE PHOTO: AFP 

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Madagascar's new president has launched a charm offensive against the world's biggest aid institutions, hoping to revive the support to his impoverished country that was cut off five years ago.

Seeking to end the isolation that followed a 2009 coup that stalled the economy, Hery Rajaonarimampianina's efforts in Washington could mark a turning point for the African nation.

"Madagascar has turred a page through these elections," Rajaonarimampianina said.

"I don't need to convince the international community, they're already convinced."

 
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