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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed admitted the presence of Eritrean troops in the Tigray region, deeming "unacceptable" the attacks on civilians that may have been committed in this border area plagued by fighting since last November. More than a hundred civilians were killed by Eritrean troops in late November in the Ethiopian city of Aksum, a few weeks after the start of the conflict in Tigray, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said in a report released Wednesday. </p><div> <p>Also on the program, Kenya has announced its intention to permanently close two refugee camps that host more than 400,000 people, saying that "there is no more room for negotiation" about their future. The Interior Ministry has asked the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) to come up with a plan within 14 days for the closure of Kakuma and Dadaab, which opened 29 and 30 years ago respectively.
In Guinea, journalist Amadou Diouldé Diallo is still being held in Conakry central prison. Arrested on March 1, he is indicted for “offenses against the head of state”. His lawyers denounce a “violation” of the law on freedom of the press, a law that decriminalizes press offenses in the country. The explanations of Malick Diakité in Conakry.
Paul Rusesabagina, hero of the film “Hotel Rwanda” tried since mid-February in Kigali for “terrorism”, did not appear Wednesday at his trial and informed the prison authorities that he would no longer attend the hearings, believing that his right to defend oneself was violated.
Finally au Togo, in the center of the country, a network of young producers and farmers is working to teach others that it is possible to make a living from sustainable agriculture. This structure, at the origin of more than a thousand farm schools in Togo, trains the future bosses of the ecological and family agriculture of tomorrow. Report by Emmanuelle Sodji and Raphaël N’Talé.
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