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In tonight’s edition: Thousands take part in massive protests in Sudan’s capital. Dozens are arrested as anger mounts against the country’s military. In Ethiopia, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says his army is making significant gains and calls on Tigrayan rebels to surrender. And African fashion pays tribute to world-renowned designer Virgil Abloh who died this weekend at the age of 41.
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Ethiopia, in the Horn of Africa, is a rugged, landlocked country split by the Great Rift Valley. With archaeological finds dating back more than 3 million years, it’s a place of ancient culture. Among its important sites are Lalibela with its rock-cut Christian churches from the 12th–13th centuries. Aksum is the ruins of an ancient city with obelisks, tombs, castles and Our Lady Mary of Zion church.
France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.
Sudan’s history goes back to the Pharaonic period. Independence from the British was proclaimed on 1 January 1956.
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