War in Ukraine: South Africa warns of fallout from inflation
11 March 2022 | 2:31 pm
As commodity prices spike because of the war in Ukraine, South Africa's finance minister warns that the country might face fallout from inflation of food and oil prices, but that the conflict could also lead to a boost in the country's export revenue. Plus, there are warnings of a humanitarian crisis in Burkina Faso's northern city of Djibo. Hundreds of thousands of people there are struggling to get food or water as jihadists besiege the city.
Is Ukraine using paid actors for propaganda
Some posts on social media claim that Ukraine is using ‘crisis actors’ to stage online footage of the conflict. This term is often used in conspiracy theories, when actors pretend to be victims in breaking news events. In most cases, the origin of these videos is completely unrelated to the current crisis in Ukraine.
A week in, the Russian invasion of Ukraine is not going to plan for Vladimir Putin, but there is nevertheless destruction and sadly much death. The biggest nuclear power station in Europe, Zaporizhzhia, is now controlled by Russian forces. It could provoke a nuclear disaster six times the size of Chernobyl. Elsewhere, there are reports that the capital Kyiv is being bombarded. Putin claims it isn't Russian troops that are doing so, but does anyone believe him? Our guests look back at a harrowing week of war.
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