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This week in People & Power, Robin Ramaeker reports undercover from the streets of Harare on Mugabe's pitiless fight for power. The state of the economy is revealed in prices for everyday necessities such as a loaf of bread which sells for 52,000 Zimbabwe dollars. Victims are on the run by the hundreds seeking refuge from merciless torture groups who hunt down people who voted against Zanu PF in the previous elections. "Things will never ever change," says Robert Mugabe who runs a brutal regime that is being called the 'blood party' by people resisting it. The film also gives a rare glimpse of areas at the outskirts of the capital Harare where uninformed Zimbabweans are exhorted that the runoff elections are only "a chance to correct your vote".
The struggle against rising food prices indowntown Cairo [EPA]
Sherine Salama reports from a bakery in downtown Cairo. The film shows how the global food crisis is playing out in Egypt where the price of bread has led to mass protests across socio-economic strata. In a place where the word for bread is the same as the word for life, at least 16 people have died in bread queues in the past few months. We explore how a family of eight is coping with the food crisis that harks back to memories of 1977 and meet Mahmud Al Asquani, a journalist who has founded a popular movement called Citizens Against Price Rises.
This episode of People & Power aired from Wednesday, June 11, 2008.
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