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Microsoft Africa chief interim Mali PM

2012-04-17 17:39

Bamako - Mali authorities have named Cheick Modibo Diarra, Microsoft Corp's chair for Africa, as interim prime minister charged with helping to restore civilian rule to the West African country after last month's coup.

The appointment of Diarra, a former Nasa astrophysicist, was announced on Tuesday in a statement read out on state television.

Comments
  • Cris - 2012-04-17 18:30

    I wonder if he will find politics as easy as rocket science.

      Ted - 2012-04-17 22:56

      The qualifications of some of these Africans are really spectacular. However whether it is cultural or not we tend to become stupid and drunk once we attain power.(Culture in the sense that we used to and some still have kings and chiefsm The general way is to try and be one happy long-lasting king!). Check Liberia's Johnson, Zim 's Mugabe, ,Mbeki,Guebeza, the late Zambia and Malawian pres etc. Check the ones below them like prof Mutambara and Ncube in Zim, our Deputy pres, etc. They have degrees and specutacular qualifications and employee-experience. Just give the a chance to run a country! Instead of running it they ruin it.

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