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Phandu Skelemani - Foreign Minister of Botswana

Stephen Sackur talks to Phandu Skelemani, the foreign minister of Botswana, about why confronting Robert Mugabe is taboo in southern Africa.

Robert Mugabe says that Africa's problems must be solved by Africans and indeed, his country, Zimbabwe, has plenty of problems. But are Zimbabwe's neighbours willing or able to make a decisive intervention, given their unwillingness to take on Mugabe himself? Stephen Sackur talks to Phandu Skelemani, the foreign minister of Botswana. His government is one of the few prepared to be critical of Zimbabwe's president. Why is confronting Mugabe a taboo in southern Africa?

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