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Bureaucrats faced with problems like job creation in the developing world need lots of creative imagination, says Pauli Snellman. And he tells Kenneth Rundell that they also sometimes have to say: No, Minister!
It is the behaviour of some of his white compatriots that from time to time causes him to question whether he really belongs in Britain.
Now she is in her final year of training, working on a cardiology ward with 30 beds. The patients are critically ill and deaths are frequent.
'After praying to know what was right, I felt I should accept,' he said. And so his diplomatic career began - unsolicited.
John Williams talks to a computer whizz kid who has gone from rags to riches more than once, and believes that a better style of management is even more vital than new technology.
Her father, pioneer farmer Gray Leakey, was buried alive with satanic rites by a Mau Mau gang on the slopes of Mount Kenya.
For the second time in his life, former Laotian diplomat Tianethone Chantharasy is a political exile. He and his wife Viengxay tell John Bond and Peter Thwaites how they narrowly escaped death.
In a child's first six years, it develops two thirds of its adult intelligence. Elizabeth Bradburn is an expert on this all important stage of education. Paul Williams tells her story.
Andrew Stallybrass meets the mime artist, Michel Orphelin, who has spent the last ten years portraying St Francis on stage.
Princess Margarita of Romania tells how 'In August last year, I resigned my job. The UN machine would keep turning without me, but Romania had only one King Michael, and he was alone.'