Kate Adie presents correspondents' stories from Syria, Egypt, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cambodia and Macedonia.
'But of course there will be violence,' says one seasoned observer to Andrew Harding as he travels in the Democratic Republic of Congo wondering if Monday's election is a chance for Africa's wounded giant to get back on its feet. And there's another election, in Egypt, starting on Monday: Lyse Doucet joins a family whose window, overlooking Tahrir Square, offers a unique view of world history unfolding. Fergal Keane, who's been watching the opening of the Khmer Rouge trial in Cambodia, finds young people there more interested in the future than in their country's bloody past. Mark Lowen's in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia which lost the major part of its Jewish population to the holocaust and recalls the life of his own grandmother who once came face to face with the commandant of a Nazi death camp. And why James Harkin, chasing revolutionaries in Syria, found himself drawn, repeatedly, to what he claims is the best ice cream shop in the world!
Egyptians' window on the world
As Egyptians prepare to vote in the country's election, Lyse Doucet joins a family whose window overlooking Tahrir Square offers a unique view of world history.
Election fever hits DR Congo
Andrew Harding asks whether the upcoming election will be an opportunity for the country to get back on its feet.
Last survivors of the Holocaust
Two remarkable women were fortunate enough to survive the Holocaust. One became a famous pianist, the other fought with Tito's Partisans. Mark Lowens reports.
Cambodia's youth leave past behind
Three surviving members of the Khmer Rouge regime are on trial in Cambodia, but young people are more interested in the future than in their country's bloody past says Fergal Keane.
Ice cream and revolution in Syria
While chasing a meeting with a revolutionary, James Harkin explains why he is repeatedly drawn to what he claims is the best ice cream shop in the world.
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