US condemns ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Ethiopia’s Tigray region
13 March 2021 | 6:58 am
In this edition: The United States says the conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia amounts to "ethnic cleansing". Our Observers team bring us a special report on the fighting. Also, after one year of Covid-19 in Africa, we look at where the continent stands now in its fight against the pandemic. Finally, we meet the female rappers making waves in Mali’s music scene.
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