October 29th, 2011
Episode 111 of 836 episodes
The appointment of a white vice president in Zambia indicates, according to Fergal Keane, that for Africa's whites, the long journey towards feeling they have a future as of right on the continent is finally underway. David Willey in Rome tells of Italian scepticism about their prime minister's ability to deliver on the promises he's made to EU-leaders about the implementation of austerity measures in Italy. Horatio Clare's aboard a vast container ship in the South China Sea finding out how economic hard times have been affecting life on the ocean wave. There's an incident in the High Pamir as John Pilkingon's dragged, feet first, into an icy river and much talk about the sort of food you can find in German canteens, and what it tells you about its eaters, from our own correspondent in the German capital, Steve Evans.