Kate Adie presents correspondents' despatches from Paris, Abuja, Tripoli, Beijing and Addis Ababa.
From our own curmudgeon. Hugh Schofield finds reasons to be dyspeptic in Paris. Jeremy Paxman on why he says: let's hear it for the Chinese Communist party. Mary Harper visits the Ethiopian town at the centre of the world qat trade. Mark Doyle investigates the link between corruption and crisis in Nigeria while Gabriel Gatehouse explains how the job of uniting the divided factions in the new Libya becomes harder by the day.
In Libya, Gabriel Gatehouse explains why the job of uniting the divided factions is becoming harder.
The power of China's economy
Jeremy Paxman applauds the Chinese Communist Party for getting the country moving.
'Cleaning up Nigeria'
Mark Doyle says concerns about corruption mean there is little sympathy for Nigeria's police after attacks on them by Islamic militants.
'Khat capital of the world'
Mary Harper visits the Ethiopian town where life centres almost entirely on sorting and supplying the narcotic drug khat.
Grumpy in Paris
Hugh Schofield finds many reasons not to be cheerful in the French capital.
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