Laurent Gbagbo remains at helm of Côte d'Ivoire as crisis continues

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Peacekeepers in Côte d'Ivoire

Peacekeepers in Côte d'Ivoire

•As diplomatic efforts to resolve the political crisis in Côte d’Ivoire continue, Laurent Gbagbo remains in power. Alassane Ouattara, the recognized winner of last year’s elections is operating from the Golf Hotel. Spokesman Hamadoun Touré says the UN mission in Côte d’Ivoire is carrying out its mandate.

Children are not soldiers

•There are about 300,000 child soldiers around the world. They are often kidnapped and forced to commit atrocities against their will and many never see their families again. A new programme has helped free 36,000 children from the grip of armed forces or groups.

Kenya says nuclear power “must be an option”

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Child soldiers

•Kenya is looking into nuclear power in order to meet the increasing demand for power. It has approached the UN nuclear agency the IAEA for assistance in setting up a nuclear power programme. Winfred Wantiku Ndubai, from the Kenya Electricity Generating Company says nuclear is an option for the future in Kenya.

Nuclear power

Producer/Presenter: Derrick Mbatha
Editor: Daniel Dickinson
Production Assistant: Charles Appel
Studio Engineer: Hermis Rivera

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