Batwa in Uganda live under difficult conditions, says young activist

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Niwamanya Matuna

• Young people from around the world attended the first international expert group meeting on indigenous youth in New York this week. During the three-day meeting, they analyzed how they can benefit from human rights standards and policies. A participant from Uganda says the Batwa people in his country are living under difficult conditions.

Art in Somalia is alive again

Somali art

• When the Al-Shabaab Islamist extremists controlled parts of Somalia, art, sports and other forms of entertainment were forbidden. Now, the Somali government forces, supported by troops of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), have driven the extremists away. This has given Somali artists space and freedom to express themselves and publicly showcase their work.

UNHCR prepares for possible returns of displaced people in Mali

Displaced Malians

• As the French and Malian forces continue to retake towns from rebels in northern Mali, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) is preparing for a possible return of displaced people to their homes. UNHCR says as the situation evolves, people are thinking of returning home. However, they are still waiting for the security situation to improve.

Producer/Presenter: Derrick Mbatha
Editor: Donn Bobb
Production Assistant: Sandra Guy
Studio Engineer: Rossie Starr
Duration: 10'00"

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