Reporting Kenya's elections

A fresh look at the week's global news from across the World Service's 27 language sections, with presenter David Amanor.

Returning to Kenya
Ruth Nesoba was reporting the elections in Kenya back in 2007 and watched parts of her country descend into chaos. Back at the Nairobi bureau this week, she shares some of her hopes and fears for what the next elections might bring.

Online Greatest Hits
BBC Brasil's Thomas Pappon gives the lowdown on the big-hitting stories across the World Service language sites. This week Thomas counts small change in Uzbekistan, scales Sri Lankan Mountains and takes a view on Egypt, from Space... .

The Last Castro?
The first Castro, Fidel, swept in to power in the 1959 revolution and now his brother Raul has announced that this will be his last term in office. Is it the he beginning of the end of the rule of the Castros and what does that mean for Cuba? We speak to Cuban journalists Liliet Heredero and Manuel Toledo and receive a postcard from Cuba from Fernando Ravsberg.

The Fifth Floor Fag Brake
President Vladimir Putin has signed legislation banning smoking in most public places in Russia. David Amanor joins Artyom Liss on his cigarette break to find out what this bill will mean for Russians. Also, joining them for a quick puff and to talk about the role of smoking in their working day are Juliana Iootty and Olivier Webber

Shaking to the Harlem Shake
The Harlem shake shook Tunis this week, as it was danced semi-naked or wearing mock beards in front of a Muslim Brotherhood building. Arrests were made in Egypt, and the dance craze has been condemned by Tunisia's education minister. Ahmed Sareyelidin of BBC Arabic has been following the gyrations.

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