Eddie and Sue Arthur

Tag: Madagascar

News from Sue in Madagascar

It was strange being out of the country during the election and even stranger that there is still no clear outcome yet! Fortunately the political situation here in Madagascar remains fairly stable even though things are not resolved:… Read More

Drought in southern Madagascar

Maybe it’s just not news anymore because it seems to be happening almost every year and is becoming the ‘norm’, or maybe it doesn’t hit the headlines in Britain because we don’t really care what happens on the… Read More

Madagascar: A cyclone in a political storm

Over the last few weeks and months Madagascar has been suffering a political storm as the elected President, Marc Ravalomanana, was forced out of office by young opposition leader Andry Rajoelina (with the support of the army!) even… Read More

Diplomats ‘tweet’ down Madagascar embassy rumours

It seems that more and more people are using Twitter as a way of getting their message across (not me yet though…). When US diplomats became aware of  rumours on the Internet that the deposed President of Madagascar,… Read More

The Best laid plans of mice and men…

Recently, I’ve posted a couple of articles on the issue of planning in Christian mission (here and here). Today brings us a concrete example of why any plans have to be held lightly. Sue was due to fly… Read More

Political situation in Madagascar

Over the last few days there have been further developments in the political situation in Madagascar. When Andry Rajoelina, mayor of the capital, Antananarivo, declared himself  ‘in charge’ of the country and demanded that President Ravalomanana resign, he… Read More

Of Madagascar and Mayors

Madagascar’s opposition leader Andry Rajoelina has proclaimed himself in charge of the country’s affairs, following days of violent protests. “Since the president and the government have not taken their responsibilities… I will run all national affairs as of… Read More

From Tulear

It’s been a long time since I had to do so many things by candlelight. I can remember struggling to do my homework during power cuts due to strikes back in the 1970s, trying to read by the… Read More

Turning the Bones

The BBC report on an aspect of Malagasay life about which I knew absolutely nothing: To outsiders dancing with the corpse of a dead loved one, years after their demise, might seem ghoulish. But as Jonny Hogg reports,… Read More

The Luke Partnership

There is an interesting article on the Lausanne World Pulse website entitled: ‘The Luke Partnership: A First Step in Evangelism, Church Planting and Discipleship.’ The Luke Partnership is a joint project of The Seed Company (a Wycliffe Bible… Read More

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