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South Sudanese gunmen kill over 200 people in cross-border raid in Ethiopia

In tonight's rundown: Hundreds are killed in Gambella, three members of the opposition die in Gambia and a soft drinks tax is announced in South Africa.


Ethiopia vows to track down the perpetrators of Friday's deadly cross-border massacre in the western Gambella region. Authorities say they want the green light for a joint military offensive with South Sudan.

Gambia defends the detention of several opposition leaders and their supporters, this after the UN says three activists died in custody. We speak to a Gambian opposition member.

And in South Africa, a tax on sugary drinks triggers condemnation from the beverage industry and applause from health officials keen to fight obesity.

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