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The Fifth Floor - 24/11/2012

Rebels abound on the Fifth Floor; As the M23 take Goma in DRC, we hear a first experience of an encounter with rebels; and the history of the FARC in photographs.

A fresh look at the week's global news from the World Service's 27 language sections, with David Amanor. VIOLENCE IN GOMA This week, the city of Goma, a convergence point for Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, fell to M23 rebels. Eastern DRC is a volatile area where rebels and soldiers are frequently accused of carrying out atrocities against civilians. Kasim Kayira, of BBC Africa, tells David about his harrowing encounter with a group of gunmen in Goma earlier this year. ONLINE GREATEST HITS BBC Brasil's Thomas Pappon gives the lowdown on the big-hitting stories across the World Service language sites this week - taking us through a jungle of news, from depressed apes to revitalised dogs. FORCED CONFESSIONS Maziar Bahari is an Iranian journalist who found himself in troubling circumstances while reporting post-election protests in Tehran in 2009. He was accused of being a spy, arrested and held for four months in the country's notorious Evin Prison. While there, he was also forced to make a confession which was then played out on local TV. He's now made a documentary for BBC Persian TV detailing his experiences and those of others who have been forced to confess. THE FARC IN PHOTOGRAPHS Pictures taken by a dead rebel commander - our Colombian reporter reveals a history of the FARC through a secret photographic archive.Taken from the computer of Alfonso Cano, a former military leader of Colombia's left-wing rebels, BBC Mundo this week put together a black-and-white picture gallery of the images. Arturo Wallace, the BBC's man in Bogota talks us through the photos of the FARC. (Picture: M23 rebels in Goma, DRC. Credit: Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Broadcast on BBC World Service, 1:32AM Mon, 26 Nov 2012
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC World Service, 5:32AM Sat, 24 Nov 2012
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  • Duration 28 minutes

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