Cattle Robbery Threatens Madagascar's Peace and Security
Those who steal zebu cattle are locally known as 'dahalos' (Malagasy for 'bandits') and are better equipped and more organised than the police and army. The dahalos use assault weapons such as Kalachnikovs and MAS-36 rifles with brutality, and behave like armed rebel or guerrilla groups, writes Duncan E Omondi Gumba and Riana Raymonde Randrianarisoa for ISS.
ISS, 8 May 2018
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