Somalia has been named as the most lawless place in the world, Zimbabwe sits at number 4. Two countries where it’s been argued the international community should intervene, but it hasn’t. So do we have to accept that there are some countries we don’t care enough about? Continue reading ‘Talking points 18 December’
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You’ve got to admit he’s got pretty good reactions. President Bush giving a press conference on his final visit to Iraq as US President, had two shoes thrown at him. Iraqi television journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi stood up and shouted “this is a goodbye kiss from the Iraqi people, dog,” before hurling his size tens (showing the soles of shoes to someone is a sign of contempt in Arab culture). Continue reading ‘Talking points 16 Dec’
The international calls for Robert Mugabe to leave power are becoming almost deafening. French President Nicolas Sarkozy is the latest leader to say he must stand down. Continue reading ‘On air: Is it acceptable to intervene in another country’s affairs?’
Dealing with rising unemployment is one of the biggest challenges facing President-elect Obama, 1.2 million jobs have been lost in the US so far this year. The personal impact of global recession is being felt through rising unemployment in countries around the world. Tell us your unemployment stories – are you feeling at risk of losing your job? Are you able to cope if you do?
Continue reading ‘Talking Points 10th November’
Hello everyone, it’s Karnie with you today. Global markets looked happier yesterday BUT today markets slide as fears of recession resurface. The finger is still being pointed in the direction of bankers. Continue reading ‘Talking Points 15th October’
The team is on it’s way to Dublin for tonight’s programme…
TN2020 participant Gabriella Kessler from New York suggested we talk about compulsory voting today. Continue reading ‘ON AIR: Should you be forced to vote?’
In Kenya following disputed elections in December last year President Mwai Kibaki was declared the winner. Observers said it was deeply flawed and the opposition Orange Democratic Movement claimed the election was rigged. More than 600,000 people were displaced and 1,500 were killed in ethnic violence. A power sharing deal was finally signed placing the opposition leader Raila Odinga as Prime Minister and Mwai Kibaki as President
Just a few months on Zimbabwe seems to be repeating the pattern. Today Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai signed a power sharing deal... Continue reading ‘On air: Why are we rewarding leaders who lose elections?’
Good Morning! It’s Priya here with some suggestions of what we should talk about tonight… (and thank you Will for stepping in last night)
KARADZIC ARRESTED: YOUR REACTION
The news that made me choke on my evening cup of licorice tea last night was the arrest of one of the worlds most wanted war criminals, Radovan Karadzic.
So who is he?
Continue reading ‘Talking Points for July 22nd’
As Simon’s written, we’re broadcasting from a Methodist Church in downtown Johannesburg where hundreds of people have been taking refuge since the xenophohic attacks in South Africa earlier this year. But is time for them to go home and fight the government they say they hate?
Continue reading ‘On air: The key questions for Zimbabweans’
This is Simon, who’s editing today’s show. We’ve broadcast WHYS from all sorts of places but Tuesday’s show looks like it could be one of the most chaotic venues. It’s the Central Methodist Church in down-town Johannesburg. You can see our pictures of it here, and news stories about it here. This is what I’ve seen of it over the past few days….
Continue reading ‘The refugee camp in Africa’s richest city’