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  1. Probe into arrest of journalists in Ethiopia begins

    The journalism advocacy group Reporters Without Borders is investigating the arrest of at least six journalists in Ethiopia amid the ongoing conflict in Tigray.

    The organisation said the arrests were conducted in "very secretive conditions".

    "Many journalists have been prevented from covering this issue," it tweeted:

    The federal government forces and those loyal to the Tigray regional government have been fighting in the northern state over the last couple of weeks.

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    Ethiopia's PM condemns 'massacre of civilians'

  2. Ethiopia issues arrest warrants for Tigray leaders

    Kalkidan Yibeltal

    BBC News, Addis Ababa

    The Ethiopian government has issued arrest warrants for top Tigray officials who run the northern state as fighting continues between federal troops and local forces.

    Arrests warrants have also been issued for prominent members of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) - the main political party in the state.

    Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has appointed an interim administrator to take over the running of the state, but as armed clashes continue, the new appointee might have to remain in the country's capital, Addis Ababa.

    The arrest warrants, coupled with the appointment, could further escalate the conflict in Tigray state.

    The federal government accuses Tigrayan forces of atrocities, which they have denied.

    Thousands of people fleeing the conflict have been pouring into neighbouring Sudan.

    There have been state-sponsored demonstrations in several towns across the country to show support for the federal army.

  3. Rwanda denies Rusesabagina's health is deteriorating

    Samba Cyuzuzo

    BBC Great Lakes

    Paul Rusesabagina escorted in handcuffs from the courtroom in Kigali
    Image caption: Paul Rusesabagina is charged with terrorism and murder

    The prison authorities in Rwanda have denied claims from the Paul Rusesabagina foundation that his health is deteriorating in Kigali Prison as he awaits trial.

    The foundation said on Friday that Mr Rusesabagina “continues to suffer from medical maltreatment as he is detained in Kigali”.

    “In recent conversations with his family he has also complained of dizziness, headaches, and faintness, probably caused by uncontrolled high blood pressure and the conditions of his confinement," a statement from the foundation reads.

    The spokesperson for Rwanda's correctional services Pelly Uwera told the BBC Great Lakes that Mr Rusesabagina was fine.

    “What I can tell you is that he doesn’t even cough, he has no health problem at all,” she said.

    Mrs Uwera said that Mr Rusesabagina's health is closely monitored because of his history with problematic blood pressure.

    Mr Rusesabagina will appear in court next Friday.

    He was charged with terrorism and murder among other 13 counts. He has not yet entered a plea.

    Mr Rusesabagina is portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood movie about the Rwandan genocide called Hotel Rwanda.

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    Video caption: Paris jihadist attacks: Wreaths laid to mourn 2015 victims

    Solemn ceremonies took place in Paris to mark the November 2015 jihadist attacks in which 130 people died.

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    Video caption: What happens if Zambia defaults on its debt to China and other lenders?

    BBC Africa's Jameisha Prescod looks at how Zambia's financial issues have been made worse during the pandemic.

  6. Ethiopian minister describes methodical massacre in Tigray

    An Ethiopian minister has given more details about Monday's attack in Mai-Kadra in Tigray.

    Bikila Hurissa accuses forces loyal to the regional Tigray government of targeted civilians of non-Tigrayan ethnicity in a methodical way.

    Tigrayan officials had earlier denied that pro-TPLF troops were involved in the killings.

    Mr Bikila has since told the BBC's Newsday's that the attackers had a list of non-Tigrayans to target:

    "There was a law enforcement operation in that area in a place called Lugdi on the route to Sudan and the forces loyal to the TPLF fugitive were severely defeated and these forces were escaping and on their way they entered a civilian village and changed their clothes from the military to civilian clothes and they massacred all the people in the area who are not Tigryans by ethnicity," he said.

    "Our military forces did not enter the town because they were fighting in other towns," he added.

    Listen to the full Newsday interview:

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    Video caption: Amnesty International says possibly hundreds have been killed

    Mr Bikila says the government has gathered evidence from photographs and eye-witnesses.

    Amnesty International says it has seen credible video evidence that scores or maybe hundreds of civilians were killed in Mai-Kadra.

    The Ethiopian President Abiy Ahmed has accused the regional government forces in Tigray of carrying out the attack.

    The victims seem to be manual labourers who are not connected to the current conflict in the area, in which Ethiopian Federal forces have been fighting Tigrayan state forces for the last two weeks.

  7. French troops 'kill top al-Qaeda operative in Mali'

    French forces have killed Bah ag Moussa, a senior official of al-Qaeda’s North Africa wing, Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly has said.

    He was one of the main assistants of Iyad Ag Ghaly - the leader of one of Mali's Islamist groups - Ms Parly said in a statement.

    "I congratulate our soldiers for this success which deprives Iyad Ag Ghaly of one of his main assistants. Their commitment, their courage and their selflessness make us strong and proud," she said.

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