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An exclusive interview with former South African President F.W. de Klerk with CNN's Christiane Amanpour.
The man who helped engineer a transition to majority rule says South Africa's constitution and democracy are in danger.
Young African men find a new way to take on the Western media stereotypes of Africa.
- F.W. de Klerk is the last leader of white-ruled South Africa
- He says the ANC is too powerful and that is a problem
- There's grinding unemployment in the country, he says
- He says he and Nelson Mandela are "close friends"
By the CNN Wire Staff
(CNN) - The last white president of South Africa said the post-apartheid land is still trekking toward prosperity for all and a better democracy.
"Fact is that in South Africa, transition is taking its time," F.W. de Klerk said in an interview aired Thursday on "Amanpour," hosted by CNN's Christiane Amanpour. "I'm convinced it's a solid democracy and it will remain so, but it's not a healthy democracy."
Two decades ago, de Klerk joined with then-African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela to end the notorious system of racial separation known as apartheid. Their efforts led to a Nobel Peace Prize.
Today, de Klerk said, the ANC - the party in control - is too powerful, its leaders have lost their "moral compass," and it needs to split.
CNN presents 'In the Footsteps of Bin Laden,' a documentary on the life and mission of Osama bin Laden. Using firsthand accounts of the people who knew him best throughout his life, 'In the Footsteps of Bin Laden' details bin Laden's transformation from a quiet, well-bred boy to the Western world's most wanted terrorist. The two-hour investigation is reported by CNN's Christiane Amanpour and is based on the book 'The Osama bin Laden I Know' by CNN terrorism analyst Peter Bergen.
CNN's Christiane Amanpour traces the life of Osama bin Laden in her award winning documentary.
CNN's Christiane Amanpour traces the life of Osama bin Laden in her award winning documentary: The Awakening 1975-1979.
CNN's Christiane Amanpour traces the life of Osama bin Laden in her award winning documentary: Holy Warrior: 1979 - 1988.
Christiane Amanpour traces the life of Osama bin Laden in her award winning documentary: The Birth of al Qaeda 1988-1990.
CNN traces the life of Osama bin Laden: A Declaration of War 1998 and The First Strike 1998 - 2000.
Christiane Amanpour traces the life of Osama bin Laden in her award winning documentary: September 11, 2011.
Christiane Amanpour has an exclusive interview with the president of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni. She asks him about the controversies of the anti-homosexual legislation in his country and what his feelings are about gay people. Museveni maintains that before Uganda came in touch with Europeans, there were few homosexuals in that country. He also maintains, despite reports, that homosexuals have not been killed in Uganda.
I covered Joseph Kony's atrocities at their worst in Uganda, 14 years ago. If you want to meet some of his tragic victims and the brave nuns who tried to save them, click here to watch a report I did for 60 Minutes:
Afghan President Hamid Karzai is incredibly frank in his first interview since the massacre of 17 Afghan villagers last month and on the heels of the massive outbreak of spring fighting overnight. President Karzai originally called the attacks in Kandahar “intentional terror,” but today during his interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour he clarified reports about calling American soldiers “demons.” For the first time, Karzai laid out what he believes should happen to the American soldier charged with the massacre in Afghanistan.
Think you know what Iran is up to? You might be surprised. Watch this 25 minute special program with Christiane Amanpour to get the answers:
CNN's Christiane Amanpour looks at the historical context of Iran's nuclear program.
CNN's Christiane Amanpour on the phenomenon of "mainstreaming war" and Iran's nuclear program.
CNN's Christiane Amanpour on conclusions about Iran's nuclear program.
by David Molko, CNN Senior Producer
What do we really know about the Iranian nuclear threat? Iran says it wants the right to have its peaceful nuclear program formally recognized. But from the outside, Iran has long given the impression it has something to hide. And fear that Iran may soon have the capability to build a nuclear weapon, has spurred talk of a need to take action, even suggestions of a pre-emptive strike against Iran by Israel or the United States. But is that fear based on fact?
CNN's Christiane Amanpour presents what you need to know about Iran, the threat of war over its nuclear program, and the path forward. From murky evidence of weapons testing, to the uncertain intentions of its leaders, we find out from those who know the most: the experts.
If Iran decided to produce weapon-grade uranium, how long would it take to make enough for a bomb, and when would the world know? If Israel were to send fighter jets to bomb the Natanz or Fordo enrichment sites, what damage could they do? What the experts know and what they don’t know, may surprise you.
And what exactly does Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, mean when he declares the pursuit of nuclear weapons to be a “great sin?” How would Iran respond to an act of aggression by the West? And is there hope for a diplomatic solution? One expert explains why no U.S. President has been able to come to terms with the Islamic Republic. And a long-time adviser to the Supreme Leader reveals Iran’s bottom line.
Watch Christiane’s ground-breaking 2008 documentary from North Korea as the New York Philharmonic Orchestra makes a historic visit to one of the world's most closed societies. She examines the tense standoff with the U.S. over nuclear weapons and provides a rare look inside a notorious, top-secret nuclear facility. Behind the scenes: Amanpour's notes
Christiane Amanpour gets a look inside North Korea's Yongbyon nuclear facility during a 2008 visit for a CNN special.
Christiane Amanpour went to North Korea in 2008 for a historic performance by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
Go back in time to 2000 as a young people’s revolution was being born. Christiane returns to the country where she was raised for an intensely personal look at a Revolutionary Journey.
Christiane Amanpour, who left Iran at the start of the Islamic Revolution, returns 20 years later for a CNN special .
Christiane Amanpour explores the lure of globalization and personal liberty among Iranian youth in this CNN special.
Christiane Amanpour finds that democracy in Iran is being born in newspapers. Yet, risks remain for Iranian journalists.
Christiane met the Dalai Lama and spent time with his flock for CNN's 2008 special, "Buddha's Warriors."
CNN's Christiane Amanpour discusses China with the Dalai Lama in this behind-the-scenes look at their 2008 interview.
Behind-the-scenes look at Christiane Amanpour's interview with the Dalai Lama and a moment of karma.
Reincarnation is discussed in this behind-the-scenes look at Christiane Amanpour's interview with the Dalai Lama.
Christiane explores the battle for the hearts and minds of youth in the Muslim world.
The 'Generation Islam' interactive experience.