Rwanda has come a long way since a horrific genocide 16 years ago resulted in the death of around 800,000 Tutsis, as well as "moderate" Hutus who opposed the genocidaires. The Rwandan leader is often seen as a model for the developing world. Martin Savidge hosts Stephen Kinzer and Noel Twagiramungu to discuss the issues.
Connie Kargbo, Associate Producer, Africa
Connie Kargbo is a multimedia journalist who has produced content for television, radio and the blogosphere. She previously worked as an assignment editor at News 12, a local television station in New York. Connie also worked to expand MSNBC’s online presence and analyzed promotional strategies for its news anchors. A native of Sierra Leone, her production experience extends into Africa. Connie worked as a production assistant for the national television station in Zambia. She holds bachelors degrees in journalism and environmental science from New York University.
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Today is the 25th anniversary of the world's worst industrial accident in Bhopal, India. Last year, Daljit Dhaliwal visited Bhopal while reporting in India. She toured the site of the tragedy and saw how the people of the area still live with the aftermath. Also, in an extended interview, eyewitness Lalit Shastri describes the horror of the event.
Mustafa Haji Abdinur, an AFP journalist and the founder of Radio Simba in Somalia, sits down with Martin Savidge to discuss the culture of violence in daily Somali life and the war against the independent press. Since 2007, fighting in Somalia has killed 19,000 civilians and displaced 1.5 million Somalis.
Michael Jackson's death brought out a chorus of grief from across the globe. Worldfocus producers grew up listening to his music from their homes around the world -- from Jerusalem to Addis Ababa -- and share their recollections of this truly global star.