Amnesty reports widespread rape as a “weapon of war” in Tigray

Amnesty International says women and girls in Tigray were raped and sexually abused by Ethiopian soldiers and their allies in an attempt to inflict lasting physical and mental harm. In a new report, the rights group says that stories of gang rape, sexual slavery and sexual mutilation amount to war crimes and possibly crimes against humanity. Those who documented the testimonies say that the details of the atrocities are some of the worst they have encountered in their careers.

Also in this edition, Algeria mourns many lives lost in forest fires. The fire broke out on Monday and ravaged forest areas and villages in the northern Kabylia region. Authorities say they suspect a burnout after so many fires broke out in such a short time.

In addition, we take a closer look at the political rivals who go head to head in Zambia’s general election.


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