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  6. Soldiers blocking Tigray aid in Ethiopia - US

    Will Ross

    Africa editor, BBC World Service

    Ethiopia soldiers in Tigray, Ethiopia
    Image caption: The conflict erupted in early November forcing 1.7 million people to flee their homes

    The United States has condemned the blocking of aid by military forces operating in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region.

    A statement from US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called on the governments of Eritrea and Ethiopia to ensure aid is allowed to reach the millions who need it.

    According to the UN World Food Programme (WFP), 5.2 million people are in need of food assistance in Tigray.

    There were many credible reports of armed forces attacking civilians including gender-based violence, Mr Blinken said.

    The conduct of the Eritrean military and troops from the Amhara region had been particularly egregious, he added.

    He repeated a call for Eritrean troops to leave the Tigray region.

    On Friday the US expressed deep concern about increasing ethnic and political polarisation across Ethiopia.

  7. Zimbabwe high court forces out chief justice

    President Emmerson Mnangagwa (L) and Chief Justice Luke Malaba pictured together on 28 December 2017
    Image caption: President Emmerson Mnangagwa (L) wanted Luke Malaba (R) to stay in office for another five years

    Zimbabwe’s high court has ruled that the president’s extension of the chief justice’s term of office by five years is illegal.

    A group of lawyers had challenged the move which followed a recent constitutional amendment passed by parliament that raised the retirement age of senior judges from 70 to 75.

    The judges ruled that Luke Malaba, who turned 70 on Saturday, had ceased to be chief justice as any constitutional amendment needed to be put to a referendum.

    Justice Malaba faced some criticism in 2018 for dismissing an opposition petition which had sought to annul the election of President Emmerson Mnangagwa - alleging the vote had been marred by "mammoth theft and fraud".

    It was Zimbabwe's first election following the ousting the year before of long-time leader Robert Mugabe.

    The recent constitutional amendments also allow Mr Mnangagwa to appoint senior judges without being vetted by parliament and remove the requirement for a running mate in presidential elections.