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EAST AFRICA

Which way for Ethiopia? Elections expected to cement Abiy Ahmed’s grip on power [Video]

Is it a major step on the road to democracy, or will #Ethiopia’s first general election under #Abiy Ahmed be remembered as another marker of the tension that’s barred nearly one in five citizens from casting a ballot? We ask why conflict has spiralled in the Tigray region under a leader rewarded just two years ago with a Nobel Peace Prize. We also ask about the PM’s home region of #Oromia, where calls for self-determination have fueled another insurgency and ensuing crackdown.

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EAST ASIA

Japan warns fans not to cheer during Olympics to prevent Covid surge – BBC News [Video]

Thousands of fans will be allowed into venues to watch the Tokyo Olympic Games but they will be told not to cheer or even speak loudly. Organisers are limiting numbers to a maximum 10,000 spectators, with venues only half full. However even that goes against the advice of experts worried that the Games will spread Covid transmission. Sophie Raworth presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Rupert Wingfield-Hayes in Tokyo.Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog#BBCNews