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Myth and Challenges of the Nile river

The Nile River has been the life line for East Africa for thousands of years. A mythical river, drinking water, irrigation, hydropower - the Nile feeds many needs in all the countries its traverses. But there is increasing tension over how the water is being used. Anna Osius and Linda Staude met people who depend on the river's water from its southermost source in Burundi down to Egypt.

Raised voices

On this week's show, we'll find out why millions of women are statistically "missing" from India's population, and meet a schoolgirl caught up in Tanzania's crackdown on teen pregnancy. Plus, the hijab-wearing rockers from Indonesia who are tackling serious topics with heavy metal music.

The Widows of Budhpura

Topics: While the former president is on trial for bribery, critics say South Korea's Anti Graft Law is going too far --- The widows of Budphura, Rajasthan have lost their own health and many of their husbands to the stone industry. Now they demand compensations.

Deadly conflicts, imprisoned reporters & sex scandals

This week, we'll take a look at a deadly conflict over resources in Nigeria that's pitted farmers against herdsmen. We'll talk about press freedom with Reuters' Myanmar Bureau Chief — his two reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been in prison for over two months now. And: How a sex scandal is turning the aid sector upside down.

Forgotten crises

This week, we'll take a look at the conflict in the Central African Republic — one of the world's forgotten crises. We'll also hear from strong women in Honduras who fight against the deadly machismo culture in the country.

Shaping the Future

Demanding political change - how Cambodia's exiled opposition is staging a comeback /Cities of the future - how urban developers are planning for expanding cities / The many challenges facing the Mayor of Monrovia - and why she's still optimistic 

Turning over a new leaf

This week, we'll take a look at people falling through the cracks. For instance underage refugees in France who are living on the streets. We'll also hear from a strong woman in Afghanistan who's trying to help drug addicts in Kabul. And Israel plans to expel thousands of African refugees.

Caribbean Islands after the hurricanes

Puerto Rico, Barbuda and St.Martin were among the Caribbean islands worst hit by hurricanes Irma and Maria last fall. Reconstruction will take a long time, as correspondent Anne-Katrin Mellmann reports.

Toxic Bananas and difficult reintegration

Toxic Bananas in Ecuador -- Burying the unnamed dead of the Mediterranean -- Why it's so hard to reintegrate former Boko Haram terrorists into society in Chad -- West African migrants returning home from Libya

Bluegrass and Mountain Music

Bluegrass, a traditional form of American folk music is still alive in the Appalachia region, which also has a reputation as being America's poorhouse. Outsiders have labeled the people here 'hillbillies', stereotyping them as backwards. But there's more to the region and its bluegrass culture as reporter Andreas Horchler discovered.

The story of the Koh-i-Noor

The amazing history of the world's most famous diamond mirrors the history of South Asia. First discovered in medieval India, the diamond went on a chequered journey across countries and continents. It's a thrilling story of wars and wealth, treason and secrets - and about a curse. An in-depth documentary about the Koh-i-Noor in this special edition.

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