Secretary of State Clinton is in Africa for the Obama administration's first serious tour of the continent. Joining The Takeaway are Jendayi Frazer, former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, and Martin Plaut, the BBC's Africa editor.
It's Monday, and The Takeaway is handing out a road map to this week's top stories. Our guides are Martin Plaut, the BBC's Africa editor, and Chris Hayes, The Nation's Washington DC editor and a fellow at the New America Foundation.
Many blame South Africa's problems on the government and for the first time since 1994, the African National Congress faces meaningful opposition in an election. To provide some background, we talk with Andrew Meldrum, Africa Editor of the Global Post.
Just this morning, the International Criminal Court in The Hague has issued a warrant for the arrest of the Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. This is the first warrant ever issued against a sitting head of state.
Today, an Islamist Somali militia has seized control of a town near the border with Ethiopia following days of fighting in the Somali capital of Mogadishu that has left dozens dead and over a hundred injured. Guest: BBC Africa Editor Martin Plaut.
The Congolese government has been battling rebels led by Laurent Nkunda. This week, the Congolese government joined forces with it's former arch enemy Rwanda in an offensive against the rebels and today reports say the joint force has arrested Nkunda.
The Somali president, Abdullahi Yusuf, has announced he's resigning. Mr. Yusuf has come under increasing pressure since he tried to sack the Somali prime minister in a power struggle nearly two weeks ago. BBC's Africa editor, Martin Plaut, joins us.
A cholera epidemic and growing food shortages add to the problems in Zimbabwe.
"It's going to take an enormous effort if we are not going to see tens of thousands of people dying." --Martin Plaut on the crisis in Zimbabwe
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