archives : March 2011


United States
AT&T Inc. said it was buying T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom AG for $39 billion in cash and stock, a move that would create the nation’s largest wireless carrier and shift the competitive landscape of the U.S. industry. - Monday 21 March 2011

President Rupiah Banda of Zambia is concerned with his bank balance and has embarked on a campaign that would ensure a comfortable pension as chances of his return to power grow slimmer. - Monday 21 March 2011

DR Congo - Uganda
The governments of Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with help from the United Nations are soon to resume hunting for Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels led by Joseph Kony who have been killing or maiming innocent civilians in Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and southern Sudan. - Monday 21 March 2011

The Arab League has met in Egypt to discuss the situation in Libya and a possible collaborative approach with the West over the ongoing military intervention. European Union’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton who joined the meeting in Cairo emphasized the need for a joint approach. - Monday 21 March 2011

Eritrea - Ethiopia
Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia has revealed that his government has embarked on new strategy that targets Eritrean president Isayas Afwerki, his arch foe, and government. - Saturday 19 March 2011

Umut Talha, born on 26 January 2011 at the Antoine Béclère de Clamart Hospital near Paris, is the first “child donor” – NOT “medicine baby” as the media would have it – to be born in France. - Saturday 19 March 2011

Mozambique - United States - Brazil
Mozambique has lots of fertile land and access to the region’s major rivers. Yet the country imports most of its food, much of it from its neighbor South Africa. Many Mozambicans cannot afford the imported food. - Saturday 19 March 2011

Senegal - France
Five years ago, the famed Pompidou Centre in central Paris hosted Africa Remix, a far-reaching exhibition of modern artists from all across the Motherland. Present-day Africa came to life in a different way more recently at the Bercy Stadium sports arena, when thousands of African Parisians converged to see Senegalese star Youssou N’Dour live. The stately 51-year-old, certainly his continent’s most famous living singer, turned out to be an unlikely sex symbol: 90 percent of the Bercy crowd were women, dressed to the nines for the occasion. High heels, buxom cleavage, boubou gowns, formfitting printed dresses and plentiful hair weaves were all on display in celebration of one man. For over four hours, N’Dour did not disappoint. - Saturday 19 March 2011

Uganda - Somalia
The assistant Inspector General of Police in Uganda, Abasi Byakagaba who doubles as director for counter-terrorism, has cautioned the general public following threats of attacks from terrorist groups. - Saturday 19 March 2011

Libya - France - International
The propensity for a military intervention in Libya is at its highest, and while the motive is simply to stop Libyans’ legitimate aspiration for a better form of government and way of life from being snuffed out by tanks and planes, the outcome remains uncertain and history would, as always, be the best judge of events between the Gaddafis, Libyans, and the international community. - Saturday 19 March 2011

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