Melissa Bell speaks to Guma El-Gamaty, UK coordinator for the National Transitional Council in Libya, about negotiations with Tripoli and Gaddafi’s future. He thinks that Gaddafi and his sons all have to be removed from power and leave Libya.
After 20 years of civil war between the north and the south, South Sudan’s dream of independence is finally within reach. If, as expected, the "yes" vote wins in the recent referendum, the people of South Sudan could finally regain control of their destinies. But in this region dependent on international subsidies and made up of many different ethnic groups, the path towards a new state remains challenging.
Melissa Bell talks to Maria Nowak, economist and specialist in the field of micro-finance, who brought the concept to France when it was still an idea associated with emerging economies. In her new book, she argues that economic efficiency and social justice can go hand in hand thanks to micro-credit and other initiatives.