Outlook

Human stories from behind the global headlines. With George Arney.

Children in Pakistan being recruited as suicide bombers; the Nigerian village where they've waited ten years for electricity; and preparing teenage immigrants for a new life in New York.

The spread of violent extremism from Pakistan's lawless tribal regions into the rest of the country is the subject of a new documentary by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. She talks to Outlook's George Arney about meeting the Taliban's young recruits and the men who train them.

Jamilah Tangaza of the BBC Hausa Service talks to Outlook from north-west Nigeria as the BBC Road Show discovers village after village that is still waiting for electricity. She describes the frustration of local people, whose health and income are at risk because they have no power supply.

What can big cities do to help teenage immigrants who arrive, many from war-torn countries, and may not have been educated in their own language, let alone English? For Outlook, Matt Wells reports from Ellis Preparatory Academy in New York, which is helping new arrivals to survive and compete in America.

23 minutes

Last on

Wed 18 Mar 2009 10:06 GMT
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