With the Covid-19 pandemic dominating world news, David Amanor invites a panel of guests to share unusual angles from their regions, as well as other stories they have reported - or would like to.
Roncliffe Odit of BBC Swahili joins us from Nairobi to tell us how the public health emergency has dampened political rivalries.
Irena Taranyuk of BBC Ukrainian takes us into a religious tussle within the Orthodox church over how to worship during the pandemic.
Sumaya Bakhsh of BBC Monitoring shares her recently published story, A Tale of Two Kitties. It started with an online friendship between her cat Nelson and Helen, an imaginary cat living on the streets of Taiz, Yemen.
Picture: Bomb-damaged buildings in Taiz, Yemen. Credit: BBC
The Presidents came in two by two
Afghanistan's last election delivered not one but two presidents. Two swearing-ins followed, and both presidents continue to claim to the be rightful leader. But the Afghans are not alone: Guinea Bissau also found itself with two presidents recently. BBC Afghan's Dawood Azami and BBC Africa's Peter Okwoche discuss this strange phenomenon.
Image: Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani, both claim to be president
Credit: Noorullah Shirzada/AFP via Getty Images
Stories from a pandemic
Stories from the Fifth Floor following the evolving Covid-19 pandemic, from bats in China to global social media fake news. As told by Howard Zhang of BBC Chinese, Giang Nguyen of BBC Vietnamese, BBC Persian's Siavash Ardalan, Sunyoung Jeong of BBC Korean and BBC Africa's Bara'atu Ibrahim.
Picture: Coronavirus structure (illustration)
Credit: Science Photo Library
Powerful women in the Mughal dynasty
BBC Uzbek puts the royal women of India's Mughal dynasty centre stage for a series of programmes about three powerful women in the life of the first emperor, Babur. Editor Diloram Ibrahimova takes us back to the 16th century and the city of Andijan in today’s Uzbekistan.
Image: Davlat Esan Begum, Emperor Babur's grandmother. Artist Isomiddin Eshonqulov.
The man who sang the Manas
The Manas is a Kyrgyz epic poem. It’s over a thousand years old, and is a performed poem, part recitation, part improvisation. Saparbek Kasmambet was a well-respected manaschi, or Manas performer, and also father of BBC Kyrgyz's Gulnara Kasmambet. Following his death earlier this year Gulnara has been overwhelmed by the tributes pouring in. She shares her memories.
Image: State funeral for Saparbek Kasmambet with soldiers holding portrait