Deadline for the Dark Continent
Almost ten years ago
Michael Buerk brought the West's attention to
Ethiopia's great famine. Since then underlying conditions for the entire continent have deteriorated dramatically. Each day people fight for their lives against unjust or inefficient economic, social or political systems. In the first of four programmes Michael Buerk examines what, if anything, the West should do to help those who are being victimised by civil war.
Does it have a new moral duty to intervene directly in places like Somalia? Producer Sue Davies
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