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Guinea Coup and 9/11 Anniversary (E401)

Once upon a time there was a scramble for Africa. The great European powers frantically seized colonies and looted them. In the new scramble, most of the competitors are not European – though France still tries – but the competition is just as fierce. Military bases, puppet governments and military coups provide a changing of the guards. One such change appears just to have happened in Guinea. So, the expert of experts, professor Stephen Chan of SOAS, joined Sputnik to help understand what is going on in this resource-rich and currently unstable country.

Two decades ago today, the heartland of the United States came under sustained terrorist attack. Thousands of people were killed, landmark buildings toppled. The President George W. Bush had to take shelter and from then on a great 20 year war ensued on the other side of the world. To paraphrase Michael Moore’s ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’, “Was it all a dream?” So on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attack we invited, from the front line in Kabul, RT’s intrepid senior correspondent Murad Gazdiev.

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