Somalia urged to unite behind stable government

Somalia urged to unite behind stable government London conference seeking solution to 20-year conflict calls for dissolution of weak transitional regime in Mogadishu World leaders have pledged more help to combat terrorism and piracy in Somalia, but demanded that its politicians form a stable government and backed this up with a threat of sanctions against anyone deemed to be stalling … Read More

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Palaces And Processions

[S02E06] The second part of our Madurai podcast wanderings, we start off in Garlic Alley where an old lady is duped. We make our way to the incredible Nayak Palace and end the day with a noisy procession.

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In "failed state" Somalia, instability is lucrative for some

In "failed state" Somalia, instability is lucrative for some MOGADISHU/NAIROBI (Reuters) – Life got easier for trader Siad Hussein when Somali Islamist militants pulled out the capital. He no longer pays a Jihad tax nor does he have to watch mortars kill his customers. Related Stories Romania ruling party up in polls after government change Vandals scrawl graffiti on Jerusalem … Read More

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The Madness Of Madurai

[S02E05] We’re in one of the most important towns in south India during one of its most important celebrations, Pongal. Hear how we weave our way through the back streets of Marurai and into the ancient ‘Tailor’s Market’, ending up in an Escher painting.

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Into The Ghats

[S02E4] Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu. This podcast is a car journey that starts off badly and turns into a nightmare. It begins with a crash and ends with us getting lost in the middle of the Western Ghat mountain range. Along the way we discover a new breakfast and meet lots of people wearing green and orange.

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