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Insecurity protection strategies

How do you protect yourself from everyday and night  possibilities of an attack from criminals.
Vasaha are targets for attacks because we have--->way --- more money than the average Malagasy Citizen.
This would be true in all societies that the wealthy need protection  but what has been your security measures here in Madagascar to protect yourself from crime, in your home and on the street and travels.

I think it is important to have night Security. Not so much for protection but to hear what has happened at night while we slept.  Night Security will become a witness to any problems.  I have a driver who is also security,again not because he is strong to protect me but as a buffer between me and the police and an accident. The salary I pay a chauffeur/security pays for itself in corruption money on the street.

Very important for English speaking tribes such as Americans, Brits, Aussies, Canadians, and even other English speaking tribes like the Germans and Scandinavians people to separate themselves  from the French Peoples.

It is very important for English speaking Tribes whom are living in Madagascar that they show the Malagasy people you are not from the French Tribe. You do this by speaking English, say your are American or Aussie or put a banner on your back pack your English speaking tribe. Because, the French people in Madagascar are not liked by the Malagasy people.  Saying you are from the English tribe will protect you from insecurity.  The French, not all French of course, are know for speaking bad of Malagasy.
French people feel entitled to have benefits in a society that has been independent for a long time. Malagasy do not like French people for they feel the French still treat them as dogs and want to enslave them.  In my 15 years living in Madagascar I have seen this as well. French people will treat Malagasy as Dogs ( a Malagasy Term ) but when I am in the same situation with French people who yelled at Malagasy the day before- I get silence from them, for the French fear the American or English tribe.
So for Security  reasons it is best to Identity yourself as an English speaking Tribe for the reasons above.

In my neighborhood, only the French people have had home invasion theft.
And My home as an American without barb wire on the walls and no steel on the windows live carefree.  I am a member of the community.

I think the Peace Corps of the USA also express this good will to the Malagasy people for they send out people who have learn the Malagasy language to be able to become a part of their society as a show of good will. 

Respect your neighbors and their customs and share in their culture. When there is a death in the community you take the time to participate in their customs usually at night.
Always I am the only Vasaha to attend this custom thought I am surrounded by French Ex pats in their big houses. I  have become a member of the community and am protected from insecurity.

Say Hello to all on the street and make sure you make long eye contact to see who they are and they see who you are, thus making friends with the Malagasy.
The French Expats are hostile to the Malagasy and believe they are --way--> above the Malagasy people thus having these feelings of delusions of grandeur, ( and delusions of Glandeur). It is for some of these reasons that English speaking tribes need to show they are not connected to the French tribe which will  give increased security to the English Tribe.   The French are a big target because they show disrespect for the Malagasy-  I have many stories to share about this if this if this thread has any questions.

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