Sister Mercy Mutyambizi runs a Catholic orphanage in Harare which is full of babies and children abandoned by desperate mothers. Her compassionate pragmatism has saved a great many lives. But in spite of the country's slowly improving economic and political situation the number of abandoned children has not fallen.

A Roma father and a teenage pupil tell us why they feel so badly let down by Slovakia's schools.

Ayi Jihu is one of the world's biggest selling artists. Her R&B pop numbers have clocked more than 100 million downloads. She has become such a huge star in China that she cannot walk the streets without being mobbed by fans. She tells Outlook how she started out singing to customers in her mother's restaurant.

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