First African elected as Chief Prosecutor at International Court

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Fatou Bensouda

Fatou Bensouda

• A woman from the Gambia has become the first African to be Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court based in The Hague, Netherlands. Fatou Bensouda's appointment was endorsed by the UN General Assembly this week. She'll replace the Argentinean Luis Moreno-Ocampo in June next year.

Reporting on climate in African languages a challenge

• The UN climate change conference is over, but the reality of climate change remains. The gathering in Durban, South African, has highlighted the challenge of educating ordinary people about climate change, in their own languages. A reporter with "Isolezwe", a Zulu language newspaper, talks about this challenge.

Liberia's refugees learn new trades to sustain themselves

Liberian refugees in Ghana

Liberian refugees in Ghana

• Simply putting food on the table is often a daily battle for many of Liberia's 40,000 refugees who are living in camps in Ghana. But help is at hand in the form of UN programmes that teach them skills so they can start their own business. And as some refugees found out, learning new crafts can also be fun.

Producer/Presenter:Derrick Mbatha
Editor:Aditya Mehta
Production Assistant: Charles Appel
Studio Engineer:Carlos Macias
Duration: 10'00"

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