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Life in Lockdown

The impact of escalating violence on the people of PK5, the Muslim enclave in the Central African Republic. Kate Adie introduces correspondents’ stories from around the world.

“Something once whole, broken into so many pieces,” Anna Foster reflects on the toll conflict in the Central African Republic is having on its people. In the capital Bangui, she visits PK5 a Muslim enclave in the mainly Christian city and scene of regular violence.

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

As a proudly homophobic, far-right president assumes office in Brazil, Simon Maybin meets some of the country’s gay footballers.

Chris Bowlby visits a bastion of loyal Protestantism in the Republic of Ireland. The Orange Order hall may have been refurbished with money from Dublin but it is proudly British.

Peter Robertson heads to the hills in Uzbekistan to try and get a clear view of what’s changed there under Shavkat Mirziyoyev who became President following Islam Karimov's death.

And Vivienne Nunis encounters a scarlet snouted, goblin-like spirit as she examines the damage caused by a recent typhoon in Japan.

Producer: Joe Kent

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