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1998-09-03

Non-Aligned Movement

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This week, 113 nations are meeting in South Africa for the 12th annual summit of the non-aligned movement. Participating members came together initially during the cold war when the world was dominated by the United States and the Soviet Union. But today many of those same non-aligned countries have also been left out of the so-called global economy, which is dominated by Western powers and other countries in the Far East. South African President Nelson Mandela assumed the chairmanship of the non-aligned movement this week and announced that he was going to redefine its mission in the next three years under his leadership. He urged a new relationship between the world’s rich and poor nations.

Guests:

  • Johnny Moloto, a radio analyst on international affairs for the South African Broadcasting Corporation. He is at the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Durban, South Africa.
  • Jeremy Scahill, the producer of Democracy Now! He is in Nigeria.

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