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Episode 008

January 04, 2014 13:54

This undated photo released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Decemver 27, 2013 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (AFP/KCNA)

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This week Sputnik orbits the world and hovers over one of the most secretive countries on earth, North Korea. Keith Bennett, leading expert on China and North Korea, comes into the studio to discuss among other things how power has “seamlessly” passed on from the Great Leader, Kim Il-sung, to the Dear Leader, Kim Jong-Il, and now to his younger son, Kim Jong-un, although not without a few local “local” difficulties…

Sputnik then moves on to South Sudan. While separatist struggles continue in the north, the world's "youngest country" has itself fallen apart, all on top of one of the world's richest oilfields. Academic researcher on African conflicts, and himself the son of one of the historic leaders of the oldest communist party in Africa, Ahmed Kaballo comes into the studio to discuss the future of both countries.

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Comments (3)


Libertyscott UK 14.01.2014 10:47

Keith Bennett is not a "leading expert", he is a joke and a committee member of the tiny Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist). You may as well have had one of the turgid press releases from the Korean Central News Agency read out, this was a disgraceful evasion of reality and denial of atrocities by two men who are wilfully blind to the vileness of one of the world's most totalitarian regimes. This is a regime that imprisons children in gulags as political prisoners, Soviet archives prove it started the Korean War and maintains a personality cult built on almost complete fiction.


slava 10.01.2014 20:41

Lies! North Korea has one of the worst health cares in the world! This is a fact! If you compare it to Europe, America, and Russia to is not even close to their health care. Also Education in North Korea is very bad. They say they all can read in their country, but that's not the truth and remember they have No civil freedoms there, No political freedoms, No economic freedoms and lots of these people are starving over there! But the rest of Mr. Keith Bennett I agree on North Korea.


Deloki D 06.01.2014 20:25

When discussing Lord Kitchener's faults, Mr Galloway could not bring himself to mention the greatest of Kitchener's crimes and that was the genocide of the Boer woman and children in the British concentration camps in South Africa during the Anglo-Boer War. It is a pity he cannot give a balanced point of view when it comes to South Africa.

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