Microkhan by Brendan I. Koerner

Entries Tagged as 'Madagascar'

The Rasputin of Madagascar

March 26th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The story out of Madagascar continues to both stymie and amaze: A 34-year-old DJ-turned-mayor suddenly becomes president of a nation of 20 million, in one of the murkiest fashions possible. Microkhan has previously guessed that a shady Korean land deal played a role in bringing Rajoelina to power—along with the ongoing mismanagement of the deposed […]

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Madagascar Backstory

March 17th, 2009 · No Comments

With DJ-turned-politician Andry Ralijaona finally seizing the mantle of power in Madagascar, after weeks of bloody turmoil, it’s worth linking back to this post from last month. It helps explain why Ralijaona felt his time was now—and what the whole situation has to do with South Korea’s brutal business culture.

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Madagascar and Daewoo

February 9th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The political turmoil in Madagascar is getting ugly. An ultra-shady land deal may have been the straw that broke the camel’s back.

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