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US Ends Restrictions on Aid to Madagascar

The United States has lifted all remaining restrictions on direct assistance to Madagascar. The U.S. State Department says the move was made in light of the country's successful 2013 elections and installation of a new government earlier this year. The elections ended four years of political turmoil that followed a 2009 coup.  The African Union refused to recognize the new leader Andry Rajoelina, and the United States and other donors cut aid to the island nation, hurting its...

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