Tuesday 14 March
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14 March 2023
Following the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, is Joe Biden facing a crisis of confidence in US financial institutions? Plus: political turbulence in Moldova, Nicaragua’s decision to suspend relations with the Vatican and a special interview with Estonia’s former president Toomas Hendrik Ilves.
14 March 2023
Kenya’s president, William Ruto, is under mounting pressure to tackle the high cost of living and the effects of a drought that has left millions facing hunger. Now opposition leader Raila Odinga has announced a programme of mass action to protest against alleged electoral fraud in 2022. Nairobi-based journalist Naveena Kottoor discusses the latest with Georgina Godwin.
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