Central African Republic: Armed rebels destroy ballot boxes after poll
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The historic town in northern Ethiopia is famous for its 12th-century rock-hewn churches. The US has urged for rebels to "protect this cultural heritage" and to end the violence.
Ethiopia's Tigrayan rebels have seized the UNESCO World Heritage site Lalibela. The town, located in the northern Amhara region, is known for its rock-hewn churches dating from the 12th century. Some residents claimed fighters from the TPLF, Tigray's ruling party, entered Lalibela without a fight on Thursday, as security forces withdrew ahead of their advance. The United States has urged the TPLF to protect the historic site.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has called for all eligible citizens to join the army, as fighting rages against Tigrayan rebels in several regions. The call represents a further crumbling of the unilateral ceasefire Abiy's government declared two months ago. The Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) retook most of Tigray in June and have since pushed into the neighbouring Afar and Amhara regions.
Four weeks before the Bundestag election, Angela Merkel's rival center-left party is seeing a rise in public support. The three leading candidates for chancellor are set to square off on live TV on Sunday evening.
South Sudanese former rebels attend their first parliamentary session alongside members of Salva Kiir's party. We speak to Dr. Andrew Yaw Tchie, Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, about whether the move is a promising sign of stability. Plus, the runner-up in Tunisia's 2019 presidential election is reportedly arrested in Algeria. Nabil Karoui is being investigated for alleged money laundering and tax evasion.
Rebels in Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region have been looting aid warehouses, the US aid agency said on Tuesday, calling the alleged thefts a "great concern for humanitarians".
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