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India and Angola

Duration:
10 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 15 October 2012

Insight, wit and analysis from BBC correspondents, journalists and writers from around the world.

"Powerless as insects: no-one believes the poor"

In India, some parents feel that they’re going without proper protection from the police. It’s estimated that two hundred thousand children a year are kidnapped in the country - and most of them are never seen again. Often they’re forced into prostitution or sold on to factories and farms as slave labour. So what is the police force doing about it?

In a northwest Delhi comunity, Anu Anand met a number of parents of missing children, less than impressed by the response to their pleas for help in their search - and heard many accounts of abductions.

The promenade of rising dreams

Luanda in oil-rich Angola is the most expensive city in the world for expatriates. But it’s not cheap for locals either. The average rent for a nice apartment in the suburbs is 3 thousand dollars a month - make that 7 thousand in the centre. And yet the majority of people in Luanda still live on less than a dollar a day, without power or sanitation.

Selling at 7 dollars, just a packet of dried spaghetti is way beyond their means. So how are they reacting to a government project that’s spent hundreds of millions, not on clean water, sewers or schools - but a luxury new seafront promenade? Louise Redvers takes a stroll down the "Marginal" and finds out.

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