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Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says South Africa needs to "radically transform" its economy. The sacking last Thursday of the country's Finance Minister shook markets and divided the ANC ruling party. Also: rainbow flag creator dies, and Colombia landslide kills over 150 people.
(Photo: South African newly appointed Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba briefs the Press on April 1, 2017 in Pretoria, South Africa. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
Hungary delays plans to house migrants in a camp following recent rulings by the European Court of Human Rights. Government minister Laszlo Pakovics defends the scheme.
Also on the programme: Unrest in Paraguay; Gilbert Baker remembered and the "wrong" Sydney
(Picture: An improvised tent at a makeshift refugee and migrants camp close the border between Serbia and Hungary, near the Serbian town of Horgos, on September 29th 2016 Credit: AFP)
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is facing protests in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, and a sharp rebuke from a former ally, the country's powerful attorney general, Luisa Ortega. She has condemned a move by the Supreme Court to suspend the powers of the opposition-controlled National Assembly.
Also in the programme: Anger in South Africa over the sacking of the country's finance minister and good news for elephants as China closes down ivory factories and shops.
(Photo: Venezuelan opposition activists march in Caracas chanting slogans against the government of President Nicolas Maduro Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
There is turmoil within the governing ANC party after President Jacob Zuma fired the widely respected Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the sacking as "totally unacceptable". Also in the programme: China pledges to close down the ivory industry; and does dark energy really exist?
(Photo: Hundreds of people protest outside the South African Parliament, against the dismissal of the finance minister Pravin Gordhan. Credit: Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images)
Russia tried to hijack the US election through "propaganda on steroids", said a Democratic Senator during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing. Also in the programme: on the ground reporting from Homs, the city that was once dubbed the 'capital of the revolution' but is now fully back under government control.
(Picture: Senate Select Intelligence Committee Chairman Sen. Richard Burr questions witnesses as ranking member Sen. Mark Warner looks on during a hearing of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee. Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been meeting with the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as relations deteriorate. But can the two Nato allies reconcile their difference over US-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria and the anti-government Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen?
Also in today's programme, Owen Bennett Jones reports on life in Minnesota for tens of thousands of Somali-Americans. And is the Tasmanian Tiger really extinct?
(Photo: Rex Tillerson and Recep Tayyip Erdogan meeting in Ankara. Credit: Reuters)