The reporter at Charles Taylor's trial who himself escaped rebels during the civil war
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Under the volcano - memories of a narrow escape in Montserrat
An American mother on the trauma of having her son sent to prison aged thirteen.
The barrister defending former President Charles Taylor at his war crimes trial
The South Korean parted from his wife and family for twenty years.
The Argentine woman who went undercover in brothels to find her kidnapped daughter.
A Libyan artist's brush with Colonel Gaddafi.
Three Irish sisters talk about surviving years of abuse from their father.
A former Taliban commander on why he's now joined the Afghan government.
Jo Fidgen meets Cedella Marley, the eldest child of Jamaican musician Bob Marley.
The former street kid from Lebanon who's now conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
A Syrian doctor who taught President al-Assad, describes losing seven family members.
The legendary musician and producer Nile Rodgers.
The Somali doctor who's been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
The musical life of the Senegalese musician Baaba Maal.
The widow of a British bomb disposal expert on coping with her grief by going public.
How a lost camera began a friendship between former enemy soldiers.