Daily Archives: July 9, 2011

Gideon Rachman

Africa’s largest country has been divided into two and the world has its 193rd new nation. With luck, the partition of Sudan and the creation of the new country of South Sudan will mark the final close of a decades-long civil war that has, directly and indirectly, claimed millions of lives. Even the new nation of south Sudan is a vast country – bigger than Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda combined. 

Syria, DSK, Yingluck Shinawatra
In this week’s podcast: Are there signs that the crisis in Syria is coming to an end? Can former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn really make a political comeback in France? And, Thailand’s first female prime minister – what challenges will she face?

Presented by Gideon Rachman with David Gardner, Ben Hall and Serena Tarling in London and Tim Johnston in Bangkok.