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ON THE LINE: Political Crisis in Turkeyi
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March 21, 2014 3:00 AM
Protests over the death of a teenager and plans to raze a park have reignited anti-government sentiments in Turkey. Demonstrations against authoritarian rule, corruption and crackdown on dissent are now one of the biggest challenges for Prime Minister Erdogan. What do the protests mean for Turkey, so close to its next elections? Find out next, On The Line.

ON THE LINE: Political Crisis in Turkey

Published March 20, 2014

Protests over the death of a teenager and plans to raze a park have reignited anti-government sentiments in Turkey. Demonstrations against authoritarian rule, corruption and crackdown on dissent are now one of the biggest challenges for Prime Minister Erdogan. What do the protests mean for Turkey, so close to its next elections? Find out next, On The Line.

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XENOPHOBIA THREATENS MANDELA DREAM
The recent attacks on foreigners in South Africa has alarmed leaders all over the continent. Several people have died and hundreds more have taken refuge in secured camps. Many political and social activists say this goes way beyond Xenophobia, and are calling on President Zuma to take strong action before it brings down Nelson Mandela’s dream for Africa. HashtagVOA takes a closer look at what’s driving the violence.

GUESTS
Nhlanhla Sehume: Reporter - Kaya FM, in Johannesburg    
Jay Naidoo: Former Mandela Cabinet Member & Social Activist, in Cape Town
Loren B. Landau, PhD: African Centre for Migration & Society, University of the Witwatersrand, in Boston