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Operation Female Outreach

Why recruiting more female peacekeepers is key to defeating jihadists groups in Mali. Kate Adie introduces this and other stories from correspondents around the world.

Recruiting more female peacekeepers is seen as essential to defeating jihadists groups in the Sahel, but the UN's Mali mission is the deadliest active peacekeeping deployment in the world. Jennifer O’Mahony met some of the women trying to bring stability to the region - as well as fighting for equality within their own ranks.

Kate Adie introduces this and other stories from correspondents around the world.

Nichols Walton is in Genoa to find out how the Italian city is coping after a motorway bridge collapse killed more than forty people in August; “Genoa is wounded not stupid” one poster declares.

Olivia Acland travels to the Democratic Republic of Congo to meet Dr Denis Mukwege – a winner of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize and a man known to many simply as Dr. Miracle.

Mary Novakovich visits the recently reopened National Museum of Serbia, which was shut for 15 years, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade, which remained closed for 10 years. Was it worth the wait?

And from a cemetery in Chennai, Southern India, Andrew Whitehead has an unexpected tale of life in the Indian empire.

Producer: Joe Kent

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