In Zimbabwe today, authorities again banned opposition rallies and detained the leader of the opposition party. With the election just three weeks away, how is unrest in Zimbabwe affecting the region? Meanwhile in South Africa, violence against foreigners is part of a rising crime rate that has made the country the most dangerous place in the world to live, outside of a war zone. Is the region becoming unstable? How should the West respond? Also, a weak job market wobbles an already anemic economy, and he galvanized a generation of voters, and was on the verge of winning his party's nomination for president – before he was assassinated after a campaign rally. Forty years on, what is the legacy of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.? Sara Terry guest hosts.
Zimbabwe and South Africa in Transition
From this Episode:
Weak Job Market Wobbles Economy
The nation's unemployment rate jumped to 5.5% last month, posting its sharpest one-month increase in twenty-two years. A weak housing market and soaring gasoline prices are...
Mandela's Fading Vision of Peace for Southern Africa
With just a few weeks to go before a presidential run-off election, Zimbabwe 's Robert Mugabe continues to crack down on his opponents and has banned aid groups from...