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Al Jazeera 22 Nov 2020

What's behind the crackdown on Uganda's opposition?


The air quality in India's capital is known to be among the world's worst.
But at this time of the year, pollution in New Delhi soars.
A huge cloud of smog settles over the city as wind speeds slow down during winter.
It's full of air pollutants from vehicle exhaust, construction dust, industrial emissions and crop burning
On normal days, that's very harmful and can cause eye and nose infections, and lung diseases.
But during the coronavirus pandemic, those health risks can be even more challenging.
So, what can be done to avoid a disaster?

Uganda's election campaign is off to a violent start.
At least 37 people have died in protests triggered by the arrest of opposition figure Bobi Wine.
Wine says he was tortured in detention.
The government is blaming Wine's supporters for the unrest.
So just how much of a threat is he to President Yoweri Museveni in next January's vote?

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom

Kizza Besigye - Four-time presidential candidate and patron of the opposition party FDC

Andrew Mwenda - Founder, The Independent magazine

Marion Kirabo - Politician and Social Movement Campaigner

Oryem Nyeko - Africa Researcher, Human Rights Watch
Agriculture is the largest employer in India, with nearly 50 percent of the country's workforce employed in it in one form or another. But this crucial sector is reeling from a spate of farmer suicides - one of the highest rates in the world. Our correspondents report from Punjab, India's breadbasket and one of the worst affected states, to find out what's behind this tragic phenomenon.
In recent weeks, the northern #Tigray region of #Ethiopia has become a bloody battlefield. Nobel Peace Prize-winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has launched a military offensive in the region, accusing the Tigray ruling party of trying to destabilise the democracy he wanted to build. Already, the #fighting has forced more than 20,000 people to flee their homes for neighbouring Sudan. Adem Abebe, an advisor and commentator on the African Union, gives us his perspective on the situation and on the danger of it spreading beyond Ethiopia's borders and destabilising the wider region.
Relations between China and Australia have been deteriorating recently, now tensions are about to reach a next level. Starting Saturday, Beijing will impose tariffs up to 200 percent on Australian wine imports - claiming Shiraz, Chardonnay and others have been illegaly subsidized by the government. Australian producers are appalled - no-where do they sell nearly as much as in China.

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