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 [...]

Global Scan

Turkish protesters have a new target — their president's social media followers

Turkey's been embroiled in protests in recent months, with the country moving from crisis to crisis. The current crisis — over Internet freedom — has protesters targeting their president's Twitter followers. Meanwhile, in China, the government is saying no to low-quality recyclables. And Greece finally has a budget surplus — for the first time in almost 70 years. That and more in today's Global Scan.

Zimbabwe's collapsing reality

Correspondent Laura Lynch went undercover into Zimbabwe to find out why so many people in that African nation are so desperate; Zimbabwe suffers from an economy on the brink of collapse and from repression under President Robert Mugabe.

Zimbabwe crackdown on opposition continues

Zimbabwe's top opposition figure is detained by police, and a Beatrice Mutetwa, leading Zimbabwean human rights lawyer tells anchor Lisa Mullins that scores of ordinary citizens are being arrested and beaten every day, as part of a government crackdown.

Politics

Investors in Zimbabwe under pressure

International businesses are under pressure to reconsider any operations they may have in Zimbabwe. Yesterday we mentioned one, the British supermarket giant, Tesco. Last night, Tesco announced it's pulling out of Zimbabwe, at least for now.