Learning from the economic successes of China and IndiaListen /
India and China have enjoyed some of the world's fastest economic growth with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reporting that average income in China has grown nearly ten-fold since 1995 while in India it has nearly quadrupled. Lika Gueye spoke with James Walsh, an economist with the IMF's Asian and Pacific Department, who has compared the Indian and Chinese growth models. He says the countries different economic paths have major implications for the rest of the world.
UNICEF fights for juvenile justice in Afghanistan
In Afghanistan, when two families fight, young girls often are traded as a means to settle debts or disputes, or to bring about peace. The traditional practice is known as "Baad" and 14-year-old Suraiya is one of its victims. Suraiya was forced to do the heavy housework. She was also violently beaten, leaving scars on her body. Although she eventually escaped from the home, Suraiya later ended up behind bars for begging on the street. In this feature we learn how the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) is helping Afghanistan provide justice for mistreated youngsters like Suraiya.
Tour de Timor bike race promotes peace and development
More than 300 people recently competed in a gruelling bike race in Timor-Leste aimed at promoting peace and development. The Tour de Timor took riders across the varied terrain of the island nation and, for the first time ever, into the territory of West Timor which is part of Indonesia. Daniela Traldi reports on this year's historic competition.
Presenter: Dianne Penn
Production Assistant: Charles Appel