Stephen Chan: Zimbabwe Tue, 2010-08-03 03:00

In this edition, Stephen shares his impressions of two leading political figures for Africa: Zimbabwe’s deputy prime minister, Thokozani Khuphe, and Britain’s new minister of state for Africa, Henry Bellingham. Whilst Zimbabwe seeks to attract foreign investment in its ailing economy, Britain’s new minister for Africa has embarked on his first tour of the continent’s ‘hot spots’. Stephen wonders why Zimbabwe’s deputy prime minister seems unable to think in modern and progressive terms. Equally, does Bellingham have the seniority and political clout required to makes moves in countries like Somalia? Intentions may be honourable, but are they matched by capacity?