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A show produced with photos, videos and personal accounts from our Observers around the world - all checked by our staff here in Paris. Saturday at 10.15 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2014-02-11

DR Congo's 'road from hell', whirling dervishes in Turkish prisons, and more

A news show produced exclusively from content provided by amateurs. Photos, videos and personal accounts from our network of Observers around the world - all checked by our staff in Paris. First run Saturdays at 9:45 am Paris time.

Story 1: DR Congo

Our first Observer has traveled what it probably one of the worst roads in the world – the road that links the provinces of north and south kivu in the Democratic republic of Congo. Not only is it in very bad shape, but there are roadblocks all along the way. And at each roadblock, you have to pay up… 

Story 2: Turkey 

You’ve probably heard of whirling dervishes – they’re Sufi dancers who turn round and round in circles. Our next Observer is going to tell us about a rather unusual performance by whriling dervishes. It takes place in Turkey – inside a prison.

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2017-07-15 Hungary

Hungary tries to recruit more 'border hunters'; Syrian refugees attacked in Turkey after false rumours online

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2017-07-08 Philippines

Dangerous floods in Côte d'Ivoire; and a solution to plastic pollution in the Philippines

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2017-06-24 Venezuela

Coal power plant in Senegal worries residents; and the Venezuelan TV show... in a bus

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2017-06-17 Bolivia

A dangerous Bolivian fight club; and the African king social media challenge

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2017-06-10 Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe pastor who rang God on a mobile phone; and the illegal Chinese trawlers in Djibouti waters

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