Catalonia and Somalia

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has declared a planned Catalan referendum on independence from Spain would be "illegal". Rachel McCormack, who lived in Barcelona for some time, catches up with old friends to find out which way they would vote - and to rediscover the art of a good old-fashioned Catalan argument.

One in three Somalis has experienced a mental health problem, according to estimates from the World Health Organisation. Yet with a lack of funding for specialist care, makeshift solutions abound - including chaining patients, or caging them with hyenas to 'cure' them. Mary Harper meets a man in Mogadishu who started a more compassionate mental health hospital - after just three months' training.

(Photo: Inside Habeb's mental hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia, Credit: Mary Harper)

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