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Past Episodes: February 2011 Archives

February 24 & 27: from French Guiana - Kwa Dabekaa, South Africa - Mumbai, India - Liberia

A gold merchant at a guerilla mining camp weighs his payment. Photo/ © Narayan Mahon/Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Heroin's terrible handmaiden. An old drug hits the streets of South Africa bearing a deadly new additive.

It's Whack-a-Mole in the jungles of French Guiana as police crash illegal toxic gold mines and miners fix them up again.

Rushing to the maternity ward in a handcart:  We revisit the issue of maternal health care in the developing world. 

 

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February 17 & 20: from Lampedusa, Italy - Kingi, Democratic Republic of Congo - Uganda - Iran via Washington - Urumqi, China

They chased their president into exile, but thousands of Tunisians are fleeing their "revolution" seeking refuge on the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa. Photo/Reuters

The aftershocks of Tunisia's uprising. Why the revolution is driving some people out of the country.

In Uganda, the opposition fears the country's strongman will steal this week's election.

Iran is erupting, but it's all just good sketch material for a couple of expat comics living in Washington.

We're in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where former rebels are getting away with murder.

And, the sound of Uyghur music. A minority in China listens to its past, for clues to its future. 

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February 10 & 13: from Egypt - Prato, Italy - Haiti - Paris

Presidential politics aside, the army will remain as Egypt's power broker - it's main employer and engine of the economy. Photo/ Reuters Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Egyptians have toppled a president, but new challenges are rising in his place -- challenges that might prove to be just as hard to resolve.

We'll hear from the Canadian who's resurrected long-lost music from Haiti and earned a Grammy nomination for doing it.

Italian factories, Chinese labour. Why some see the mix producing profits for business, but huge losses for both cultures.

And, come strut with The Society of Revellers and Elegant People. Of course they're French. French-African.

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February 3 & 6: from Cairo - Southern Sudan - Mexico - London - Kenya

American preacher Sam Childers set up an orphanage in Southern Sudan, then went hunting for the most fearsome of rebel leaders. Photo/Lionsgate Productions

Egypt's temper.  Word from the capital on the cusp of historic change.

Machine Gun Preacher of Sudan; why a reformed biker's waging war on one of Africa's the most feared rebel armies.

Cockeldoodeldoo!  The misplaced love of a Mexican for his cockfighting roosters.

Somalia: a free-fire zone where the streetlights don't work; welcome to the world of Mogadishu's Mayor.

The empire steps back; the BBC reduces foreign-language broadcasting to several key countries.

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