Hostilities force UN food agency to stop operations in Mali

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Mali families flee fighting

• Fighting in Mali has forced the World Food Programme to temporarily halt operations in a number of areas mainly in the north of the country. Several WFP offices and depots have been closed after they were looted and food stocks stolen from warehouses. The agency has been helping about 100,000 people in that region.

Former child soldiers in DR Congo use hip hop to tell their story

Flavour-boyz

• Five former child soldiers in DR Congo are taking their experiences and turning them into rap songs. The boys, who met at a transit centre in Bukavu, formed a hip hop group called ‘The Flavour Boyz". They were freed by government forces from different militia wreaking havoc across the eastern part of the country.

Rwandans get along 18 years after genocide

Rwandan women

• 7 April marks the 18th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. For about 100 days starting on that day in 1994, extremist Hutus massacred around 800,000 people, mainly Tutsis and moderate Hutus. In a village outside Kigali, former perpetrators and survivors of the genocide get along as neighbours.

Producer/Presenter: Derrick Mbatha
Editor: Donn Bobb
Production Assistant: Florence Poblete-Enriquez
Studio Engineer: Rosie Starr
Duration: 10'00"

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