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Saturday 24 November 2012

A fresh look at the week's global news from the World Service's 27 language sections, with David Amanor.

This week, the city of Goma, a convergence point for Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, fell to M23 rebels. Eastern DRC is a volatile area where rebels and soldiers are frequently accused of carrying out atrocities against civilians. Kasim Kayira, of BBC Africa, tells David about his harrowing encounter with a group of gunmen in Goma earlier this year.

BBC Brasil's Thomas Pappon gives the lowdown on the big-hitting stories across the World Service language sites this week - taking us through a jungle of news, from depressed apes to revitalised dogs.

Maziar Bahari is an Iranian journalist who found himself in troubling circumstances while reporting post-election protests in Tehran in 2009. He was accused of being a spy, arrested and held for four months in the country's notorious Evin Prison. While there, he was also forced to make a confession which was then played out on local TV. He's now made a documentary for BBC Persian TV detailing his experiences and those of others who have been forced to confess.

Pictures taken by a dead rebel commander - our Colombian reporter reveals a history of the FARC through a secret photographic archive.Taken from the computer of Alfonso Cano, a former military leader of Colombia's left-wing rebels, BBC Mundo this week put together a black-and-white picture gallery of the images. Arturo Wallace, the BBC's man in Bogota talks us through the photos of the FARC.

(Picture: M23 rebels in Goma, DRC. Credit: Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images)



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