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Lifestyle & Belief

The pope goes to Kenya

Pope Francis is in Nairobi, Kenya, at the start of his first official trip to Africa. He told a gathering of religious leaders in Kenya that dialogue between different faiths is challenging, but essential. BBC East Africa correspondent Ann Soy is following the pope's Africa visit.

Conflict & Justice

'We’re in a generational fight...on a par with the struggle against communism or Nazism'

Nasser Weddady spends his days countering the ideology of what he calls "radical jihadi islamism." He's used to the cycle of terrorist atrocities and post-attack rhetoric. But Paris really got to him. It brought home how complicated it all is, and how frustrated he is that we have learned all kinds of lessons since 9/11 that we fail to apply.