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I saw my own death reported on TV

25 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 30 January 2013

Abdel kader Toure, director of radio Hania, in the Malian city of Gao, tells us how broadcasting's getting back to normal after French and Malian troops drove the militants out. He tells of his ordeal after he saw reports of his own death on live TV.

Plus the Esther Madudu the Ugandan midwife who delivers babies by the light of her mobile phone tells Matthew Bannister how she works long hours to deliver between 45 and 50 babies a month and about the tragedy of losing her own child at birth.

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