Zimbabwe

Music Heard on Air for June 9, 2011

START TIME: 6:41 YEMEN 1 INTERVIEW YEMEN 2 INTERVIEW TUKEY REPORT MUSIC: SONG: Muudo Hormo ARTIST: Baaba Maal CD TITLE: Djam Leelii: The Adventurers CD LABEL: Palm Pictures END TIME: 19:44 MUSIC: SONG: Clownie ARTIST: Generation Bass CD TITLE: Transnational Dubstep CD LABEL: Six Degrees CD #: 657036117228 START TIME: 21:00 RUSSIA REPORT ARTIST INTERVIEW [...]

Politics

Freshlyground

In the Global Hit, Marco Werman tells us about news that pop band Freshlyground has had their work visas for neighboring Zimbabwe revoked. a song and video skewering President Robert Mugabe's 30 years in power, seems to have angered officials.

Politics

Where diamonds come from

The World's Marco Werman speaks with Iam Smille, who heads the Diamond Development Initiative. And today, delegates from 70 countries met in Israel to focus on one country in particular?Zimbabwe.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global hit

Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe is up for re-election tomorrow. Mugabe is blamed for much of the country's recent troubles. Anchor Marco Werman samples some songs that trace Zimbabwe's post-colonial struggles under Mugabe.

Conflict & Justice

Going home to Zimbabwe

Ish Magundikwa is returning to his homeland Zimbabwe for the first time in two years, but with 85 percent unemployment and inflation officially running at 11.2 million percent, it's a vastly different place.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

The World's Laura Lynch profiles pop singer Henry Olonga. He's a former cricket star from Zimbabwe, but a single act of defiance against the government there ended his career and sent him into exile in London. Now he's fighting back with music.

Politics

Where diamonds come from

The World's Marco Werman speaks with Iam Smille, who heads the Diamond Development Initiative. And today, delegates from 70 countries met in Israel to focus on one country in particular?Zimbabwe.