Former President of Côte d'Ivoire to stand trial in The Hague

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Laurent Gbagbo in captivity

•Former President Laurent Gbagbo of Côte d'Ivoire is now at the detention centre of the International Criminal Court in The Hague. He is facing four counts of crimes against humanity. They relate to the violence that followed his refusal to concede defeat to his rival in the presidential elections last year.

Lesotho battles AIDS and economic slowdown

Woman in Lesotho

•The remote villages of Lesotho would appear to be far removed from the volatility of the world's financial markets. But the poorest people in these communities are being hit by the double impact of the economic downturn and the unrelenting HIV epidemic. Many families are finding it difficult to provide for their children.

Children are used as soldiers in Central African Republic

Radhika Coomaraswamy

•Children continue to be recruited and used as soldiers in the Central African Republic. The top UN official dealing with the issue has just returned from a mission to the country as part of efforts to end the practice. She says some armed groups have committed themselves to stop using child-soldiers.

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

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