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Wednesday 30 July  
"Gbagbo" face-painted woman at Young Patriots meeting in Abidjan on 6 March 2010

Bridges with Africa - Radio show: What's cooking in Côte d’Ivoire?

On air: 12 October 2012 13:55 - 19 October 2012 18:00 (Photo: AFP)

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Côte d’Ivoire has been keeping the UN busy. Between 2009 and 2011, the Security Council passed nine resolutions on the country, and on 12 October, they meet again to discuss its stability. What's cooking? Click below to hear segments of our correspondent Selay Marius Kouassi reporting from Abidjan and a Q&A with UN Mission in Liberia spokesperson Isabelle Abric.

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For the first time in 20 years, Somalia has a new president. The country and the international community were delighted by the apparently peaceful, democratic election. But some say plenty of corruption reigned behind the scenes. Click below to hear firsthand experience from Abdi Mohamed Ahmed, a man who says his plans to run for president were made impossible by rigged polls.

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Our colleague Sophie van Leeuwen interviewed DR Congo music giants Staff Benda Bilili. To listen to what they have to say and to hear their infectious beats, click below.

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The stories of child soldiers have been told over and over again. But Strange News is a lively multi-media theatre production that tells a gripping story. Bridges with Africa producer Serginho Roosblad spoke with star Ugandan actor Arthur Kisenyi. Click below to hear what was on his mind.

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