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Global Scan

Scandinavians, for the first time, are joining the jihad

Scandinavia is known for its commitment to civil and human rights, its government services and its equality. But it's also becoming a source of jihadi fighters in Syria. Pro-Russian militants in Ukraine have secured a huge cache of weapons. And a white man and his black puppet are creating candid talk on race in South Africa. That and more, in today's Global Scan.

The World - Episode 20071107 - New book on South Africa's Thabo Mbeki

Thabo Mbeki has been president of South Africa since 1999. He's credited with completing the country's transition to democracy. But he's also known for downplaying the AIDS crisis there. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with writer Mark Gevisser, who spent ten years researching a new book about the South African president. It's called "Thabo Mbeki: A Dream Deferred."

Global Politics

Dissatisfaction with the ANC in South Africa

The African National Congress (ANC) is widely expected to retain power in South Africa when voters go to the polls on Wednesday. But dissatisfaction with the ANC and its new leader, Jacob Zuma, is growing in some areas. In one corner of South Africa, the Western Cape, the ANC may actually lose. Rhoda Metcalfe reports from Cape Town.