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Archive for February, 2009

Corruption, deprivation and faulty infrastructure plague Iraq

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Corruption, deprivation and faulty infrastructure plague Iraq

Despite a reduction in violence and democratic elections in Iraq, the U.S. Department of State’s recently-released report on conditions in Iraq throughout 2008 stated that there is “widespread, severe corruption at all levels of government.”

Posted: February 26, 2009 16:16   Comments: 8
So. African immigrants take refuge in camps outside cities

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So. African immigrants take refuge in camps outside cities

A South African aid worker discusses Cape Town's immigrant dwellings in in camps on the outskirts of communities. She discusses strategies for assimilation with the South Africans who reject them.

Posted: February 26, 2009 16:01   Comments: 1
Protests erupt after Georgia detains ethnic Armenians

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Protests erupt after Georgia detains ethnic Armenians

A Worldfocus contributing blogger describes stirring tensions in Armenia and his experience attending a protest in Yerevan against Georgia's detention of two ethnic Armenians.

Posted: February 26, 2009 14:49   Comments: 4
India’s largest drug maker falsifies test results

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India’s largest drug maker falsifies test results

Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner, formerly of the Washington Post, discusses reports that India's largest drug maker, Ranbaxy Laboratories, has falsified lab tests for some of its drugs.

Posted: February 26, 2009 12:39   Comments: 2
Bangladesh revolt ends after deadly soldier mutiny

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Bangladesh revolt ends after deadly soldier mutiny

Bangladesh's paramilitary group, the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), launched a revolt in their Dhaka headquarters on Wednesday. Frustrations mounted because of poor pay, rising food costs and the ever-expanding global economic crisis.

Posted: February 26, 2009 11:01   Comments: 4
Full Show: February 25, 2009

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Full Show: February 25, 2009

Watch the show from Tuesday, February 25: Iran's nuclear ambitions, Pakistan and Afghanistan, Baha'i persecution and xenophobia in South Africa.

Posted: February 25, 2009 18:58   Comments: 107
Obama calls for new strategies in Pakistan, Afghanistan

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Obama calls for new strategies in Pakistan, Afghanistan

Shuja Nawaz of The Atlantic Council discusses U.S efforts in Afghanistan and Pakistan and President Barack Obama's statement that the U.S. will forge new strategies in the region.

Posted: February 25, 2009 17:10   Comments: 2
Iran readies for launch of first nuclear power plant

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Iran readies for launch of first nuclear power plant

Michael Levi of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses the Iranian government's announcement that it has started the final round of testing as it prepares to start up the country's first nuclear power plant.

Posted: February 25, 2009 14:53   Comments: 20
Immigrants in South Africa deal with hostility, xenophobia

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Immigrants in South Africa deal with hostility, xenophobia

Last year, waves of attacks on immigrants swept through South Africa. Now those same immigrants are caught between violence in a country that wants them to leave, and the danger of returning to home countries that don't want them back.

Posted: February 25, 2009 13:32   Comments: 12
Class divisions widen in racially free South Africa

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Class divisions widen in racially free South Africa

Despite legal racial equality, social and economic structures continue to enforce a wide poverty gap in South Africa. Dr. Xolela Mangcu of the Platform for Public Deliberation discusses the country's economic and class divide.

Posted: February 25, 2009 12:26   Comments: 3

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