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Ethiopia's Sidama people vote on autonomy

Sidama people vote in autonomy referendum
Sidama people vote in autonomy referendum Eye on africa
By: Georja Calvin-Smith Follow | Laura DI BIASIO
14 min

In tonight's edition: people in Ethiopia's ethnic Sidama region vote in a referendum that could carve out a new federal state in a nation already struggling with sometimes violent inter-community tensions. In Zimbabwe, police break up an opposition rally as frustration over austerity grows. And we hear from the World Food Programme's Marwa Awad, who has recently returned from the Sahel, where she took a closer look at the effects of the escalating insecurity there on food shortages among the displaced.

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