Posts Tagged ‘Zimbabwe

18
Dec
08

Talking points 18 December

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’

16
Dec
08

Talking points 16 Dec

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’

08
Dec
08

On air: Is it acceptable to intervene in another country’s affairs?

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?’

10
Nov
08

Talking Points 10th November

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’

15
Oct
08

Talking Points 15th October

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’

01
Oct
08

ON AIR: Should you be forced to vote?

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?’

15
Sep
08

On air: Why are we rewarding leaders who lose elections?

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?’




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