We are joined by the head of the FBI Agents Association who explains how they have been affected by the US Government shutdown. 800,000 federal employees remain unpaid but many are expected to continue to work. Amongst this group is the FBI.
Also on the programme our correspondent in Moscow sees the first public appearance of Paul Whelan, the former US marine accused of being a spy by Russia. And David Attenborough talks with Prince William about climate change at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
(Picture: A sign alerts visitors to the closure of the National Archives in Washington. Credit: EPA/Lo Scalzo)
Davos: Can Big Business Solve Climate Change?
As the global elite meet for the World Economic Forum in Davos, two of the main issues being discussed include uncertainty facing the global economy and climate change.
Also in the programme: Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has responded to the violence and protests on the country’s streets, and it’s the 50th anniversary of the Cairo International Book Fair- which is the biggest and oldest in the Arab world.
(Photo: Sir David Attenborough during an opening ceremony of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, January 21, 2019. Credit: Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann)
Is Zimbabwe worse now than under Mugabe?
President Mnangagwa cancels a trip to Davos and returns home to deal with unrest after a brutal crackdown by his security services, condemned by opposition politicians. Demonstrations started after a hike in the price of fuel.
Also in the programme: The Archbishop of Canterbury reveals he prays in tongues each morning, but what exactly does it involve? And the smartphone messaging service, WhatsApp, announces it will limit all its members to forwarding any single message five times, in an attempt to prevent the dissemination of fake news.
(Photo: Protestors cross a main road in Harare, Zimbabwe, after members of the public went onto the streets to protest over the recent fuel increase. Credit: EPA/Aaron Ufumeli)
The opposition politicians in Zimbabwe has accused the security forces of carrying out a brutal crackdown against its members in response to last week's protests against a sharp rise in the price of fuel. We hear from our correspondent in Harare.
Also in the programme: UK government publishes landmark domestic abuse bill; and the Philippines holds autonomy referendum in restive Mindanao.
(Photo: Protesters burning tyres in the Zimbabwean capital Harare. Credit: EPA)
DRC Opposition Urges Civil Disobedience
Martin Fayulu disputes the constitutional court ruling declaring Felix Tshisekedi the presidential election winner, and has called on his supporters to protest. Some African leaders have congratulated Mr Tshisekedi on his victory – but the continent-wide organisation the African Union has yet to back the result and has postponed a delegation’s visit to the country. We’ll hear from the AU, Mr Fayulu himself, and ask what the international community is likely to do now.
Also in the programme: we’ll hear from one of Yemen’s ‘forgotten villages’, which haven’t received any aid since the war began four years ago; and we’ll discuss - should a prominent profile on social media let you jump the queue when applying for asylum?
(Picture: Martin Fayulu, who says he is the DRC's "legitimate" president. Credit: Reuters)