Episode 008

This week Sputnik orbits the world and hovers over one of the most secretive countries on earth, North Korea. Keith Bennett, leading expert on China and North Korea, comes into the studio to discuss among other things how power has “seamlessly” passed on from the Great Leader, Kim Il-sung, to the Dear Leader, Kim Jong-Il, and now to his younger son, Kim Jong-un, although not without a few local “local” difficulties…

Sputnik then moves on to South Sudan. While separatist struggles continue in the north, the world's "youngest country" has itself fallen apart, all on top of one of the world's richest oilfields. Academic researcher on African conflicts, and himself the son of one of the historic leaders of the oldest communist party in Africa, Ahmed Kaballo comes into the studio to discuss the future of both countries.

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