Islands off the southeast coast of Africa, ruled since 1960 by the Repoblikan'i Madagasikara

Reference

Madagascar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Madagascar, officially the Republic of Madagascar (older name Malagasy Republic, Malagasy: Repoblikan'i Madagasikara, French: République de Madagascar) is an island country located in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of Africa. The nation comprises the island of Madagascar (the fourth-largest island in the world), as well as numerous smaller peripheral islands. Following the prehistoric breakup of the supercontinent Gondwana, Madagascar split from India around 88 million years ago, allowing plants and animals on the island to evolve in complete isolation. Consequently, Madagascar is a biodiversity hotspot in which over 90% of its wildlife is found nowhere else on Earth. The island's diverse ecosystems and unique wildlife are threatened by human settlement. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 7.05, Rank: 65, Personal Freedom: 7.56, Economic Freedom: 6.54, Democracy Index: 4.35
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 6.54, Rank: 108
Madagascar | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 56, Political Rights: 3, Civil Liberties: 4
"Madagascar continued its progress toward democratic consolidation in 2015. Competitive elections for local government positions in July and the Senate in December completed the return to democratic government after Andry Rajoelina's 2009 military-backed coup. The National Assembly voted to impeach President Hery Rajaonarimampianina in May 2015, citing his failure to uphold the constitution, but a court ruling struck down the attempt."