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Polls Open in Democratic Republic of Congo

DRC election day arrives after a two-year delay.

Voting has begun in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The presidental vote was originally scheduled to take place two years ago. However, violence has marred the run-up to the polls and some areas have been excluded from voting.

Also in the programme: The Ugandan student who “married” herself; and the upheavals of 1968 remembered.

Julian Worricker is joined in the studio by artist Aowen Jin and writer Michael Carlson.

(Image: An electoral worker assembles a polling booth for a school in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo on 29th December 2018. Credit: Fredrik Lerneryd/AFP/Getty Images)

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The Man Booker International 2018

The Man Booker International 2018

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