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The International Desk with Lisa: The Zuma state capture allegations, July 16, 2019

The International Desk with Lisa: The Zuma state capture allegations, July 16, 2019 The International Desk with Lisa: The Zuma state capture allegations, July 16, 2019, 16.31 MB
Tue 16 Jul 2019

South Africa's former President Jacob Zuma is being heard by a Commission of Inquiry into State Capture. Zuma faces serious allegations of corruption - he is accused of having facilitated the grip of certain businessmen on the appointment of Cabinet ministers and public officials. Our producer Lisa tells us more. 

The International Desk with Lisa: Greek snap elections, July 9, 2019

The International Desk with Lisa: Greek snap elections, July 9, 2019 The International Desk with Lisa: Greek snap elections, July 9, 2019, 13.19 MB
Tue 9 Jul 2019

 

On Sunday, Greeks were invited to the polling booths for the fourth time in five years, to re-elect their members of parliament. The left leaning Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, a once popular politician who based his entire persona around fighting austerity, was beaten by a centre-right party. Lisa Boudet tells you how and why this happened. 

The International Desk with Lisa: a week of US foreign policies, July 2nd, 2019

The International Desk with Lisa: a week of US foreign policies, July 2nd, 2019 The International Desk with Lisa: a week of US foreign policies, July 2nd, 2019, 22.11 MB
Tue 2 Jul 2019

It has been a busy week for US President Donald Trump and his foreign policy aids on the diplomatic front. From news economic sanctions against Iran, to a truce in the trade war he leads against China, Trump showcased his favorite and maybe most effective negotiating tool: economic warfare. He also made history in North Korea, thanks to his rather unorthodox diplomatic methods. He's however unlikely to make history for his Palestine/Israel peace plan. Everything explained, thanks to our producer Lisa Boudet. 

International Desk with Lisa: Istanbul elections, June 25, 2019

International Desk with Lisa: Istanbul elections, June 25, 2019 International Desk with Lisa: Istanbul elections, June 25, 2019, 12.98 MB
Tue 25 Jun 2019

On today's International Desk, our producer Lisa reports on the results of the municipal elections in Instanbul, Turkey. The second one this year, after the March 31st poll was cancelled without any real legal grounds. Lisa explains why the vote matters on more than just a local level. 

Hong Kong protests w/ Justin Wong: 20th June, 2019

Hong Kong protests w/ Justin Wong: 20th June, 2019 Hong Kong protests w/ Justin Wong: 20th June, 2019, 8.43 MB
Thu 20 Jun 2019

Sherry talks to 95bfm reporter Justin Wong, to understand the Hong Kong protests against the extradition Bill. Sherry and Steward discuss the retracting of an article from Chinese New Zealand Herald on the protests, and Newsroom recently getting blocked in China along with it's critism of Chinese New Zealand Herald's self censorship. 

The International Desk with Lisa: Sudan, June 18, 2019

The International Desk with Lisa: Sudan, June 18, 2019 The International Desk with Lisa: Sudan, June 18, 2019, 22.89 MB
Tue 18 Jun 2019

After months of peaceful protests that led to the ousting of president of thirty years Omar Al Bashir, Sudan is on the brink of civil war. Why, and can it be avoided? Our producer Lisa Boudet reports for the International Desk.

International Desk with Lisa: European Elections part 2, May 28, 2019

International Desk with Lisa: European Elections part 2, May 28, 2019 International Desk with Lisa: European Elections part 2, May 28, 2019, 27.69 MB
Tue 28 May 2019

 

On today's International Desk, Lisa and special German guest Milad Tabesch discuss the results of the European Parliament elections, and what it means for the future of Europe. 

Brexit update with Justin in Paris: May 23, 2019

Brexit update with Justin Wong in Paris.mp3 mp3, 4.01 MB
Thu 23 May 2019

Grace speaks to bfm correspondent, Justin, in Paris about Brexit developments. They discuss changes to Theresa May's withdrawl deal and the resignation of leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom.

The International Desk w / Lisa; Electing the European Parliament; May 21, 2019

The International Desk w / Lisa; Electing the European Parliament; May 21, 2019 The International Desk w / Lisa; Electing the European Parliament; May 21, 2019, 32.98 MB
Tue 21 May 2019

This week at The International Desk, we discuss the intracies of the upcoming European parliament elections, the structure of the EU and the rise of right wing populism in Europe. 

Conor Knell on how Brexit is impacting Ireland: May 16, 2019

Conor Knell on how Brexit is impacting Ireland: May 16, 2019 Conor Knell on how Brexit is impacting Ireland: May 16, 2019, 8.49 MB
Thu 16 May 2019

Conor Knell chats to Stewart Sowman-Lund from Northern Ireland. How is the ongoing Brexit saga impacting the region?