|Zimbabwe: Hebson Makuvise and George Shire|
Zimbabwe: Hebson Makuvise and George Shire
Zimbabwe went to the polls on March 29 to vote in a new president, but still no results have been released.
The opposition party says it won the election “hands down” and has gone to the high court to try to force the publication of the results.
Meanwhile regional leaders are gathering in Zambia for an emergency summit; where both Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s president, and the opposition MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai are set to attend.
Sir David is joined by the MDC’s representative in London, Hebson Makuvise, and the Zimbabwean analyst and controversial commentator, George Shire.
|Don McKinnon discusses if the
Beijing Olympics should be boycotted
For eight years Don McKinnon served as secretary general of the Commonwealth, an association of 53 countries and almost a third of the world’s population.
He also discusses the political outlook in Kenya, Cyprus, Sri Lanka and Pakistan and finally whether the Beijing Olympic opening ceremony should be boycotted.
Egypt: Saad Eddin Ibrahim
|Saad Eddin Ibrahim joins Sir David to talk about
the Egyptian local elections
In Egypt’s local elections only one in three council seats were contested after more than 800 members of the Muslim Brotherhood were arrested.
Sociology professor, Saad Eddin Ibrahim is a leading human rights advocate and founder of the Ibn Khaldun Centre, an independent think-tank.
He was jailed in 2000, for “tarnishing Egypt’s image,” and sentenced to seven years in prison.
|Maasai runners will join the London Marathon to
raise money for their village
The London Marathon is one of the world’s most famous sporting events, with competitors from more than 50 countries taking part.
Among those are six Maasai warriors, who have left Tanzania for the first time in order to raise money for clean drinking water in their village, Eluai.
The Maasai are one of the last distinct tribes in Africa to retain their cultural identity.
There are currently between 500,000 and a million Maasai in Africa, who mostly live in Northern Tanzania and southern Kenya.
Isaya, the Maasai’s leader, tells Sir David about why the group decided to run and what they hope to achieve in this year’s event.
To donate go to: www.maasaimarathon.org
|General Sir Mike Jackson discusses the current
events in Iraq with Sir David
On Thursday, George Bush, the US president, endorsed the call from his top commander in Iraq for an indefinite halt to American troop withdrawals.
|Filmmakers Molly Bingham and Steve Connors
talk about their film Meeting Resistance
Sir David talks to journalists Steve Connors and Molly Bingham about their film Meeting Resistance.
The two filmmakers talked to fighters in the Iraqi resistance and heard what it was that made them fight.