Africa 54

June 24, 2021 12:30 PM
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On this edition of Africa 54: Preliminary results of Ethiopia's election are expected within the coming days amid reports of an airstrike at a market in Tigray region, killing dozens of people; A group of ten Russians were detained by the police in a part of northern Chad where the army has been battling a rebel invasion from Libya; Former Ivory Coast prime minister and rebel leader Guillaume Soro was sentenced in absentia, to life in prison on charges that he plotted a coup against President Alassane Ouattara; & Southern African nations approved the deployment of their standby force to Mozambique to help it combat an escalating Islamic State-linked insurgency.