Tuesday, March 1, 2011 | Categories: Episodes
Revolution in Africa - Kah Walla
We started this segment with the scene in Djibouti a little less than two weeks ago. Protesters there are calling for the resignation of President Ismail Omar Guelleh. And as you can hear, they have been met with a crackdown from the country's security forces.
Djibouti isn't the only country in sub-Saharan Africa where protesters are picking up on what has happened in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. Demonstrations are popping up in Gabon, Angola, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and Cameroon.
Last week, Kah Walla organized what she called an Egypt-style demonstration in Douala, Cameroon's largest city. She's an opposition leader and a candidate in the Presidential elections that will be held later this year. She was in Douala.
Revolution in Africa - Sipho Mthathi
Last week in Zimbabwe, a group of 46 political activists and trade unionists were arrested and charged with treason. They were charged for attending a workshop called Revolt in Egypt and Tunisia: What lessons can be learnt by Zimbabwe and Africa?
Munyaradzi Gwisai was one of the people who was arrested. He's a prominent labour activist and a former Member of Zimbabwe's Parliament with PM Morgan Changari's MDC Party. Sipho Mthathi is a director for Human Rights Watch in neighbouring South Africa. She has been watching the developments of the arrests closely from Johannesburg.
Revolution in Africa - Petrus de Kock
There are similarities between the protests happening across sub-Saharan Africa and those in the Middle East and northern Africa. But according to Petrus de Kock, there are some important differences in the situations people face.
Petrus de Kock is a Senior Researcher at the South African Institute of International Affairs. He was in Paris this morning.
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