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Ethiopia’s Violence in Tigray


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Foreign Policy Playlist recommends Ufahamu Africa.

This week, Foreign Policy Playlist features Ufahamu Africa, a podcast about life and politics on the African continent. Hosts Kim Yi Dionne and Rachel Beatty Riedl introduce the podcast and one of their latest episodes, which looks into the violence and unrest in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. Kim speaks with Goitom Gebreluel a researcher in international and comparative politics of the Horn of Africa at Hatèta Policy Research.

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