Bobi Wine released: Ugandan opposition figure leaves jail amid violent rallies

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    In this edition, Ugandan opposition presidential candidate, Bobi Wine, has been released from jail on bail. His arrest triggered protests that have led to at least 37 deaths. Also, fighting continues in Ethiopia as government forces say they have seized two towns in the Tigray region. Our correspondent has more on what is happening on the ground. And as Cameroon’s separatist conflict rages on, schools continue to be a major target. Our correspondent look at one English-speaking institution that welcomes teachers and students who are internally displaced.

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