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Tomorrow is election day in South Africa. The ruling party, the African National Congress, is expected to retain power. That likely means the ANC's controversial leader, Jacob Zuma, would become president. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with author Alex Russell about his new book, "Bring Me My Machine Gun: The Battle for the Soul of South Africa from Mandela to Zuma."


Geo answer

The poem "In Flanders Fields" was written by a Canadian military surgeon during World War One. Flanders Fields is the answer to our Geo Quiz. We speak with Piet Chielens, a curator at the In Flanders Fields Museum in Belgium.


Confucian education in Britain

The ancient teachings of Chinese philosopher Confucius are serving as the modern-day inspiration for England's schools minister, Jim Knight. He wants to import Confucian-style teaching methods to classrooms across the country. The World's Laura Lynch has this report.