Will Grant considers the political challenges ahead for leaders across the continent
BBC World Service
Nick Thorpe meets Roma families on the margins of Spanish society after leaving Romania
A special edition of some of FOOC's most memorable impressions, anecdotes and arguments
Why does malnutrition persist in India when there's no lack of food?
Gabriel Gatehouse considers who should be telling the continent's stories - and how
The sights, smells, tastes - and joys - of the French capital at Christmas
New tunnels add to the Christmas cheer in Leipzig; and being stuck for days in Greenland
The lost spectacles that made it back from a Somalian battlefield, and hope for Greece
Stories of farmers and herders from Peru, the USA, Moldova, India, Mauritania and Austria
A Syrian man whose life illustrates the conflict; and slavery-type labour in Brazil.
Coping with doormen in New York and the Canadian policeman who smokes medical marijuana.
Nipple tattoos for cancer patients in the US, and the real reason French women stay slim
The real reasons behind Thailand's protests, and breaking the sex abuse silence in India
Life in the border city of Dandong on the China-North Korea border
In tribute to Nelson Mandela, we hear about all kinds of heroes from around the world.
A poacher turned gamekeeper in the Serengeti, a former prison-radio DJ in Quito
The real beliefs of the foreigners fighting Assad; Burmese daze on a train to Mandalay
The gallows humour of wounded Syrians in Amman; trouble over dams and mines in the Amazon
Sacred places and how to reach them, from Jerusalem to eastern Turkey
Using South China Sea islands for peace, not war, and young Westerners working in China.
Hear from the BBC correspondents who witnessed how Nelson Mandela changed South Africa
Live coverage of events in South Africa and reaction from around the world
Venturing into the sometimes dangerous South Side of Chicago and being Jewish in Sweden
Why Saharan drought refugees fall for armed Islamists, and the new racism in France
Ukraine's Russia v EU dilemma and the wider impact of Latvia's supermarket collapse.
Why coca still grows in Amazonian fields; how a storm ravaged South Dakota's livestock
Correspondents report on journeys of all kinds, from migration to tourism.