An African flavour to Newshour as we ask why the continent is poor, and report on Mali, where women are protesting against laws that seek to give them equality with their husbands. Plus an unlikely comic book hero in Uganda -- he's a doctor.

The former UN envoy to Afghanistan Lakhdar Brahimi tells us that Afghans will welcome the return of the Taliban unless the government tackles rampant corruption.

And England regain the Ashes -- a former editor of cricket's almanac, Wisden, explains why a Test series can come to mean so much.

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Sun 23 Aug 2009 20:05 GMT

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