Martin Plaut

Global Politics

This Week's Agenda

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.

Global Politics

Somali president is resigning

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 destabilized Zimbabwe

A cholera epidemic that's killed over 600 people, and growing food shortages add to the problems in Zimbabwe, and serious aid isn't coming.