Jacob Zuma

Global Scan

What might have happened if Kennedy had lived?

The Cuban missile crisis had an epilogue that few know — the Kennedy administration was in secret talks with Cuba around a reconciliation. In current news, several women in London have been held in slavery for years, Europe contemplates its own NSA-proof cloud computing facility, and we visit Ford Nation — the Toronto mayor's fans who insist they'll vote for him again. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

Conflict & Justice

Roots of South Africa violence

South Africa has been experiencing a wave of anti-immigrant violence and so far, 42 people have been killed, and thousands of others have fled their homes in the past two weeks, so The BBC's Martin Plaut takes a look at what's behind the violent attacks.

Global Politics

South Africa's ruling party splits

It's been fourteen years since the African National Congress took power in South Africa under the leadership of Nelson Mandela. But now a split within its ranks has become an outright rebellion - and it could reshape the nation's political landscape.

Global Scan

What might have happened if Kennedy had lived?

The Cuban missile crisis had an epilogue that few know — the Kennedy administration was in secret talks with Cuba around a reconciliation. In current news, several women in London have been held in slavery for years, Europe contemplates its own NSA-proof cloud computing facility, and we visit Ford Nation — the Toronto mayor's fans who insist they'll vote for him again. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.