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IMF approves new loan

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says that it will give Madagascar US $36 million as part of a multi-year loan, media reports said on Monday. According to Reuters, the IMF commended the Indian Ocean nation for its efforts "to strengthen the implementation of its reform strategy." Madagascan officials were quoted as saying that the loan was important to sustain economic growth on the island. Madagascar has a population of about 15 million people and lies about 400km off the coast of Mozambique.

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