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South Sudan: 10 years after independence, 7 million people at risk of famine • FRANCE 24 English [Video]

The world’s newest country is marking a decade of #independence. But the situation is dire for the people of #SouthSudan, despite the 2018 peace deal between President Salva Kiir and his rival Riek Machar that put an end to a six-year #civilwar. The deal isn’t respected much beyond the capital. Amid food shortages, communal conflicts and floods linked to global warming, prospects are grim for one of the poorest countries on the planet. The World Food Programme says some seven million South Sudanese can’t get enough to eat. Since the government in Juba has no plan to help them, many people rely on international aid to survive.Subscribe to France 24 now:http://f24.my/youtubeENFRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7http://f24.my/YTliveENVisit our website:http://www.france24.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel:http://f24.my/youtubeENLike us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.EnglishFollow us on Twitter:https://twitter.com/France24_en

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Turning point in Tigray: What next for Ethiopia after rebels retake Mekelle? [Video]

A ceasefire on whose terms? The leadership in Ethiopia’s rebel region of Tigray setting terms for a truce in reply to what government forces billed as a unilateral cessation of hostilities and what aid groups worry may in fact be a siege with aid blocked and Internet cut for the restive region. 1.7 million displaced now face a food crisis, up to 400-thousand the potential of famine. Subscribe to France 24 now:http://f24.my/youtubeENFRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7http://f24.my/YTliveENVisit our website:http://www.france24.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel:http://f24.my/youtubeENLike us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.EnglishFollow us on Twitter:https://twitter.com/France24_en

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Ethiopia’s Tigray rebels agree to ‘ceasefire in principle’ but set strict conditions [Video]

Rebel leaders in #Ethiopia’s war-torn #Tigray region on Sunday accepted “a #ceasefire in principle” but posed strict conditions for it to be formalised.Subscribe to France 24 now:http://f24.my/youtubeENFRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7http://f24.my/YTliveENVisit our website:http://www.france24.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel:http://f24.my/youtubeENLike us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.EnglishFollow us on Twitter:https://twitter.com/France24_en

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Ethiopia’s Tigray demands troop withdrawals for ceasefire talks • FRANCE 24 English [Video]

#Ethiopia’s #Tigray region wants a full withdrawal of troops from Eritrea and the neighbouring state of Amhara before it can engage in any talks with the federal government about a #ceasefire, it said in a statement on Sunday. FRANCE 24’s Maria Gerth-Niculescu tells us more.Subscribe to France 24 now:http://f24.my/youtubeENFRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7http://f24.my/YTliveENVisit our website:http://www.france24.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel:http://f24.my/youtubeENLike us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.EnglishFollow us on Twitter:https://twitter.com/France24_en

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‘Bring calm to the country’: Ethiopians vote in first election under Abiy Ahmed [Video]

#Ethiopia held #elections on Monday billed by the prime minister as proof of his commitment to democracy after decades of repressive rule, although voting was delayed due to #violence in some areas and opposition parties boycotted the poll in others.Subscribe to France 24 now:http://f24.my/youtubeENFRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7http://f24.my/YTliveENVisit our website:http://www.france24.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel:http://f24.my/youtubeENLike us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.EnglishFollow us on Twitter:https://twitter.com/France24_en

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Ethiopians vote in what government bills as first free election [Video]

#Ethiopia held elections on Monday billed by the prime minister as proof of his commitment to democracy after decades of #repressive rule, although voting was delayed due to #violence in some areas and opposition parties boycotted the poll in others.Subscribe to France 24 now:http://f24.my/youtubeENFRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7http://f24.my/YTliveENVisit our website:http://www.france24.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel:http://f24.my/youtubeENLike us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.EnglishFollow us on Twitter:https://twitter.com/France24_en

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Ethiopians vote as opposition alleges some irregularities [Video]

#Ethiopia’s #elections chief said complaints by the opposition of irregularities in two regions risked tarnishing polls on Monday billed by the government as the country’s first free and fair vote after decades of #repression. FRANCE 24’s Maria Gerth-Niculescu tells us more.Subscribe to France 24 now:http://f24.my/youtubeENFRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7http://f24.my/YTliveENVisit our website:http://www.france24.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel:http://f24.my/youtubeENLike us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.EnglishFollow us on Twitter:https://twitter.com/France24_en

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Ethiopia: Ancient, diverse and proud [Video]

#Africa’s second-largest nation by population, with 110 million people from dozens of ethnic groups, #Ethiopia is among the world’s oldest countries and has dominated the #HornOfAfrica for centuries.Subscribe to France 24 now:http://f24.my/youtubeENFRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7http://f24.my/YTliveENVisit our website:http://www.france24.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel:http://f24.my/youtubeENLike us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.EnglishFollow us on Twitter:https://twitter.com/France24_en

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Ethiopia’s Abiy predicts peaceful poll in final campaign rally [Video]

Prime Minister #AbiyAhmed outlined his vision of a #peaceful, united and prosperous #Ethiopia on Wednesday at a final campaign rally ahead of key #elections next week. The upbeat #speech, in the southern town of #Jimma, comes at a time of widespread ethnic unrest and economic difficulties, as well as a conflict in the northern #Tigray region where the UN warns 350,000 people face #famine.Subscribe to France 24 now:http://f24.my/youtubeENFRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7http://f24.my/YTliveENVisit our website:http://www.france24.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel:http://f24.my/youtubeENLike us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.EnglishFollow us on Twitter:https://twitter.com/France24_en

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Kim Jong Un Says North Korea Faces Food Crisis Due to Flooding [Video]

Kim Jong Un said his countrys food situation is getting tense, an acknowledgment of the challenges inside North Korea following a year of major flood damage, pandemic shutdowns and ongoing sanctions.

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Tigray in crisis as Ethiopia prepares for vote in regional elections [Video]

#Ethiopia is preparing to hold crucial and twice-delayed #elections across the country on June 21, despite growing concern over the credibility of the vote as well as a #famine in #war-torn #Tigray. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, appointed in 2018 after years of anti-government unrest, craves a popular mandate through competitive elections to cement a promised democratic rebirth in #Africa’s second-most populous nation.Subscribe to France 24 now:http://f24.my/youtubeENFRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7http://f24.my/YTliveENVisit our website:http://www.france24.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel:http://f24.my/youtubeENLike us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.EnglishFollow us on Twitter:https://twitter.com/France24_en