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First broadcast:
Saturday 30 June 2012

Churches and mosques are being targeted by the Boko Haram militant group in Nigeria. Will Ross has been to the northern city of Jos, a city he says feels like it's under seige.

The Europe-wide debt crisis is increasingly being felt in Italy, where both prices and unemployment are soaring. Alan Johnston's in a suburb of Rome, hearing that people have begun to feel the pinch.

It's fifty years now since Algerians won their battle for independence from France. Chloe Arnold in Algiers has been meeting a woman who feels she did her bit to liberate the country.

Jim Carey's in Jordan, a kingdom which prefers hospitality to headlines and has a policy of being nice to everybody.

And is conformism really a feature of the French psyche? It's a question which has been troubling Hugh Schofield on his morning runs around the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris.


6 items
  • Introduction

  • 'Under siege'

    Will Ross in northern Nigeria says military crackdowns and states of emergency have done little to stop the spread of violence, with churches and mosques being attacked by militant groups.

  • No regrets

    Fifty years ago, Yasmine Belkacem joined the fight to win Algeria's independence from France losing both her legs in an explosion but still, she tells Chloe Arnold, she feels it was all worthwhile.

  • 'Each year gets harder'

    In Rome, Alan Johnston speaks to some older residents who are finding it hard to adjust to the austerity of today’s economic crisis.

  • Middle East's 'foster carer'

    Jim Carey in Jordan describes how the country treads a remarkable path in the region as a friend to many and enemy to few.

  • Running against the flow

    Hugh Schofield dares to be different on his morning jog through Paris's Luxembourg Gardens.



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