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Global Scan

Mandela brings people together, even in death

World leaders and regular people gathered Tuesday in South Africa to honor Nelson Mandela — a man who was labelled a terrorist by the US until 8 years ago, a friend of China and Cuba, and now a symbol of hope and reconciliation for millions. We also look at Saudi Arabia's interest in its own human genome project, one of the most extreme zipline rides in the world, and a video game where the villian is alcoholism. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

Conflict & Justice

Race and identity in Africa

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's David Amanor, who's based in the African country of Ghana, about how Barack Obama's presidential win has prompted discussions there about what it means to be black or white.

Conflict & Justice

Obama issues ultimatum to Libya

President Obama says Gaddafi must obey the UN's demands or face military action. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Anne-Marie Slaughter, a former adviser to Secretary of State Clinton, and Barry Posen, who directs the Security Studies Program at MIT.