Fear of Famine in Ethiopia
From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
by BBC Radio 4
6d ago
Kate Adie presents stories from Ethiopia, Sweden, India, Australia and Ecuador. Ethiopia's Tigray region has already been devastated by war - now its people are facing starvation as swathes of land have been parched by drought. Our Diplomatic Editor, James Landale has been given rare access to the region, where he visited a clinic helping the hungry. Rising gang violence in Sweden has wrecked the country’s peaceful image. Now the government plans to introduce so-called ‘police search zones’ allowing officers to frisk people or search vehicles, even if they are not formally suspected of a crime ..read more
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Who will govern Pakistan
From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
by BBC Radio 4
1w ago
Kate Adie presents stories from Pakistan, Syria, Gaza, Trinidad and Tobago and Ivory Coast. With most of the results now declared in Pakistan's general election, no political force has a clear majority. Jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan is claiming victory, and another ex-PM, Nawaz Sharif, says his party has emerged the largest and is urging others to join his coalition. Caroline Davies reflects on how the vote has divided the nation. Residents of the tightly-controlled rebel-held area of Idlib, in Syria's north-west, are struggling to survive as aid funding has been cut one year on from ..read more
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Who will govern Pakistan?
From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
by BBC Radio 4
1w ago
Kate Adie presents stories from Pakistan, Syria, Gaza, Trinidad and Tobago and Ivory Coast. With most of the results now declared in Pakistan's general election, no political force has a clear majority. Jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan is claiming victory, and another ex-PM, Nawaz Sharif, says his party has emerged the largest and is urging others to join his coalition. Caroline Davies reflects on how the vote has divided the nation. Residents of the tightly-controlled rebel-held area of Idlib, in Syria's north-west, are struggling to survive as aid funding has been cut one year on from ..read more
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America’s Endless Fentanyl Epidemic
From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
by BBC Radio 4
1w ago
Kate Adie presents stories from the US-Mexico border, Chile, Spain, the US and India. The synthetic opioid Fentanyl is fifty times stronger than heroin, and was responsible for tens of thousands of overdose deaths in the US last year. Relatively easy to produce, it is smuggled in large quantities across the Mexico-US border. Will Grant reports from El Paso in Texas, and hears how it is poisoning young lives. Chile held two days of national mourning this week after wildfires wreaked a path of destruction through the central coastal region of Valparaiso. More than 120 people were killed with man ..read more
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French Farmers and the 'Siege of Paris
From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
by BBC Radio 4
2w ago
Kate Adie presents stories from France, Turkey, Cambodia, Canada and Chile. French farmers have staged nationwide protests this week, blocking roads to vent their anger over falling incomes, rising bureaucracy, and competition from imports. Andrew Harding reflects on how these latest protests are a sign of a broader social and political schism that has been emerging in France. Next week marks a year since Turkey and Syria were hit by a devastating earthquake, which killed more than 60,000 people and displaced millions more. Victoria Craig travelled to Antakya in southern Turkey, one of the wor ..read more
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Rebranding Indonesia's politicians
From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
by BBC Radio 4
3w ago
Kate Adie introduces correspondents' reflections from Indonesia, Argentina, Kenya, Colombia and Germany. Prabowo Subianto was once a military hardman at the forefront of Indonesian politics. He's run for the country's presidency twice before - and failed. Will it be third time lucky for him on the 14th of February? The BBC's former Indonesia correspondent Rebecca Henschke recently revisited the country and was startled by his apparent image makeover to appeal to first-time voters. When Javier Milei was elected President of Argentina in November, it was largely thanks to his promises of radical ..read more
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Ayodhya: a defining moment for India
From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
by BBC Radio 4
3w ago
Kate Adie presents stories from India, Bangladesh, the US, Switzerland and Finland. This week, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, opened a grand Hindu temple in the northern city of Ayodhya. The site on which it sits was once home to a centuries-old mosque which was demolished by a Hindu mob thirty years ago. Yogita Limaye reflects on the impact of the new temple, which fulfils a dream for many Hindus, but has alienated much of India's Muslim minority. Samira Hussain attends a press conference in Bangladesh, soon after Sheikh Hasina was returned to power for a fourth consecutive term as pri ..read more
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Taiwan’s defiant message to China
From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
by BBC Radio 4
1M ago
: Kate Adie presents stories from Taiwan, Ecuador, Germany, Georgia and Indonesia The pro-sovereignty candidate William Lai won Taiwan's presidential election this week. Our correspondent Rupert Wingfield-Hayes charts the key moments that led to this historic vote, as Taiwan's voters sent a signal to Beijing. Will Grant has been in the Ecuadorean city of Guayaquil which experienced a sudden descent into violence after two gang members escaped from prison, and a TV station was raided during a live broadcast. He meets one family who encountered tragedy in the crossfire. In Germany, Jessica Parke ..read more
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Japan: Learning Lessons from Earthquakes
From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
by BBC Radio 4
1M ago
Kate Adie introduces stories from Japan, the USA, the Thailand-Myanmar border, Barbuda and Guinea-Bissau. The earthquake which shook Japan on New Year's Day brought considerable damage to the mostly-rural Noto peninsula. One noticeable pattern amidst the destruction was how much more robust modern buildings had proved to be over older, wooden homes. Jean Mackenzie reflects on Japan's evolving ability to cope with earthquakes. Every four years, the citizens of Iowa welcome a political circus to town - as national and international media, political grandees and pollsters flood in to cover the Io ..read more
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Running Out of Road For A Two-State Solution
From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
by BBC Radio 4
1M ago
Kate Adie presents stories from Israel, Guatemala, The Philippines, Greece and the Faroe Islands US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is in the Middle East for another round of crisis diplomacy. After the assassination of a senior Hamas leader this week, there are now concerns the conflict will widen. Tom Bateman has just left his post in the Middle East and is now covering US foreign policy from Washington - which as he reflects - might have to draw on some lessons from history. Ahead of his inauguration next weekend, Bernardo Arevalo, Guatemala's President-elect, has had to contend with a s ..read more
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