|Born||Antonibe, Sofia Region|
|Alma mater||Antananarivo University|
Born in Antonibe, Sofia Region, Rajakoba studied teaching at Antananarivo University. He became a professor before being appointed as Minister of the Civil Service, Labour, and Social Laws by President Gabriel Ramanantsoa in 1972, a post he held until Didier Ratsiraka seized power in 1975. He preached on the radio every week during this period.
In 1987, Rajakoba went to study theology and linguistics in Aix-en-Provence and Montpellier. In 1999, he was made a Pastor of the Church of Jesus Christ in Madagascar, and he began preaching for the Malagasy Protestant Church of France.
On August 3, 2001, the Isika Miara-Mandroso (Imima) association announced that it was presenting Rajakoba as a candidate in the December 2001 presidential election. Rajakoba returned to Madagascar in that year and received 2.0% of the votes in the election. He founded the Fihavanantsika party in 2002, and on June 14, 2006 he announced that he would run again in the December 2006 presidential election as Fihavanantsika's candidate. In the election, he placed tenth with 0.64% of the vote.
He married Monique Rakoto in 1967, and together they have eight children.
- Qui est Daniel Rajakoba ?, Fihavanantsika.org (French).
- "L'Homme d'Etat", rajakoba.org (French).
- "France-based cleric to contest presidential polls", Malagasy National Radio, August 3, 2001.
- Elections in Madagascar, African Elections Database.
- "Rev. Daniel Rajakoba will run again for presidency", rajakoba.org, June 14, 2007.
- 2006 presidential election results Archived 2012-07-06 at WebCite from the High Constitutional Court (French).
- (fr) Pasteur Daniel Rajakoba : « Je plains Andry Rajoelina », Tananews.com, 21 octobre 2011
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