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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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2017-03-11 India

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