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5 May 2016 14:05 (South Africa)

UN invites Madagascar coup "leader" to “climate change” talks

  • Branko Brkic
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    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

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The UN has invited Madagascar president, Andry Rajoelina, to its next General Assembly meeting on climate change, despite the 35-year old having come to power in March in a military-backed coup. Now there’s speculation that the UN is softening its stance on the power-grabbing youngster, despite the UN, AU and EU saying that a new transitional government that is supposed to be made up of former leaders was created unilaterally by Rajoelina. Now they have called on Madagascar to form a consensus government ahead of elections in late 2010. Wonder if the UN is confident that the youthful president will get the hint that this is really a meeting on political climate change

  • Branko Brkic
    branko3048 a ray
    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

    Recent columns:

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