Global Politics

Our stories explore the politics behind the news, with analysis ranging from Washington, DC to Damascas, Syria

Global Politics

Ivory Coast in turmoil

The United Nations says Laurent Gbagbo of Ivory Coast lost his country's presidential vote in November but he and his supporters have refused to accept that result. The BBC's John James is in the city of Abijan.

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South Sudan's returnees

Decades of civil war in Sudan have driven many people from their homes. But many have returned in recent years. Sean Carberry reports on returnees in Juba, the capital of south Sudan, about their lives in exile, and the challenges of going home.

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A new view of Saddam statue's toppling

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Peter Maass about his article The Toppling in the current issue of The New Yorker magazine. The article explores the events around the iconic toppling of Saddam Hussein's statue in Firdos Square, Baghdad in April 2003.

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Cyber attacks on Tunisia

The World's Clark Boyd tells how cyber attacks on Tunisia are linked to the country's human rights record. He interviews Slim Amamou, a Tunis-based tech entrepreneur and free speech activist who has now been arrested by Tunisian authorities.