archives : March 2011

     

Japan - International

The largest earthquake in Japan’s history hit the country’s northeast today, triggering tsunamis that have been felt as far as Hawaii and the west coast of the United States.

Tsunami evacuations have taken place in the Philippines, Hawaii and other Pacific islands, but most areas have been spared major damage.

- Monday 14 March 2011


Caribbean islands

American contractor Alan P. Gross has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for crimes against the Cuban state.

Gross, 61, was found guilty of working on a "subversive" U.S. project intended to undermine the Cuban government by distributing illegal satellite communications equipment, according to Cubadebate, a state-run website in Cuba.

- Monday 14 March 2011


United States

Fans of former Fugee Lauryn Hill have another chance to see the iconic singer in action now that she’s announced new spring tour dates.

After putting on a series of winter tour dates, L-Boogie is taking over 12 U.S. cities including Miami, Atlanta and L.A.

- Monday 14 March 2011


United States
It was 1996 when Disney Theatrical Productions took a chance on a little-known director of experimental theater named Julie Taymor. They handed her a musical based on their hit film, “The Lion King,” and they found themselves with a billion-dollar hit. Ms. Taymor became the theater world’s star auteur. - Monday 14 March 2011


Japan
Rescue workers used chain saws and hand picks Monday to dig out bodies in Japan’s devastated coastal towns, as Asia’s richest nation faced a mounting humanitarian, nuclear and economic crisis in the aftermath of a massive earthquake and tsunami that likely killed thousands. - Monday 14 March 2011


Zimbabwe
Thursday March 11, would be recorded as one of the busiest days in Zimbabwean politics after rulings by country’s Supreme Court affected two MDC ministers. The surprise rulings were followed by Prime Minister Tsvangirai’s decision to end the fragile inclusive government. - Friday 11 March 2011


South-Sudan
Over 80 per cent of south Sudanese have no acess to proper latrines and toilets, a survey conducted by Southern Sudan Center for Census, Statistic and Evaluation-SSCCSE has revealed in an annual report launched by the South Sudan Vice President Dr Riek Machar in Juba. - Friday 11 March 2011


According to the World Health Organization, diseases associated with unsafe water claim the lives of about 2 million people worldwide every year, most of them children under the age of 5. But recently, low-tech ceramic water filters have been saving lives and making people healthier in Ghana. - Friday 11 March 2011


Panafrica - Libya - International
Muammar Gaddafi is on the verge of thwarting the three-week old revolution in Libya as his troops and mercenaries continue to reclaim areas initially lost to rebels and revolutionists. - Friday 11 March 2011


Libya - France
Following Nicolas Sarkozy’s acknowledgment of the leadership of the Libyan rebel movement, the National Libyan Council, as the country’s legitimate government, Gaddafi’s regime has threatened to reveal a secret that could cause the fall of the French President. - Thursday 10 March 2011

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