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Madagascar's Education Minister Has Been Fired for Planning to Buy $2.2 Million In Candy for Students

The 'bittersweet' move drew anger in a country reeling from the economic burdens brought on by COVID-19.

Madagascar's Education Minister, Minister Rijasoa Andriamanana, has been fired after revealing plans to set aside $2.2 million for candy.

According to Andriamanana the purpose of the indulgent investment was to provide each student with candy to help mask the "bitter taste" of the infamous Covid-Organics tonic, which is being touted as a cure to coronavirus by President Andry Rajoelin.

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Madagascar's President Insists 'COVID-Organics' Tonic is Legitimate Treatment for Coronavirus

However, the World Health Organisation maintains that proper clinical trials should be carried out before the tonic can be hailed as a safe and legitimate treatment for COVID-19.

Madagascar's President Andry Rajoelina has referred to those who continue to criticise the COVID-Organics tonic he is touting as a treatment for COVID-19 as "detractors". While the World Health Organisation (WHO) maintains that proper clinical trials should be carried out before the tonic can be hailed as a safe and legitimate treatment for COVID-19, Rajoelina insists that there is a double standard that exists when it comes to remedies that are produced in Africa versus abroad.

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Kilalaky: The Dance Craze of Madagascar

See videos of kilalaky singers. Kilalaky is the dance craze sweeping through Madagascar, a frantic 6/8 rhythm that drives dancers wild.

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