Where can Iraqis find inspiration?
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There has been what can only be described as a flood of gifts into the WHYS office this week. First Adam in Portland sent is some key rings adorned with different paw prints from some of Oregon's most fearsome creatures (Puma concolor anyone?), then Zoli in Hungary posted us a poem, a CD of a track he's recorded (not about WHYS sadly) and a postcard of, er, Paris (we couldn't spot the Hungary connection Zoli). Thanks very much to both of you and if any of the rest of you want to send us things, that's absolutely fine.
Here are today's topics...
WHAT CAN IRAQIS LEARN FROM NORTHERN IRELAND AND SOUTH AFRICA?
'Plenty' is the answer you'd have heard if you asked any of the folk attending a meeting in Finland organised by a group called the Crisis Management Initiative. They invited Sunnis and Shias from Iraq to talk with people involved in the peace processes in South Africa and Northern Ireland. We're going to do the same. What lessons can be applied to Iraq?
TOUGH TIMES IN SOWETO
South Africans may be sharing their experiences with Iraqis, but back home trouble is brewing. Thirteen years since the ANC took power, protestors in Soweto claim they have no water, no electricity and no sewage provision. The obvious question is why. We'll try and find out. It's not the rosy picture we read about here.
CHRIS IN NAMIBIA WELCOMES YOU...
Two weeks and a day and Martin and I will be heading south. The show's live from Windhoek on the 21st and WHYS regular Chris in Namibia has written us her introduction to the country.
NOT FORGETING SOUTH AFRICA
8-12 October - if you'd like to come to shows in Johannesburg and Cape Town please get in touch.
Speak to you later.