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The Half Hour w/ YuYu Yuan and Spencer Travis: Episode 13, Ethiopia-Tigray Conflict

Heads up, Extempers! Lucky episode 13 of The Half Hour with YuYu and Spencer is here. You are at the right place to learn, grab some research, and improve your extemporaneous craft. This week's episode of The Half Hour with YuYu and Spencer is dedicated to exploring the Ethiopia-Tigray Conflict.


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13 | Ethiopia-Tigray Conflict

-----Description of Podcast-----

After a year of conflict, Tigrayan forces seem to be making their mark on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Are their actions going to be successful or will they ultimately fail?

-----Sources from this Video-----

  1. BBC - Ethiopia’s Tigray War: The Short, Medium, and Long Story -

  2. The Conversation - Ethiopia on the brink as crisis threatens ‘peace and stability’ of region – but what has fueled the conflict and criticism of Biden’s response? -

  3. The Conversation - Ethiopia’s civil war: Five reasons why history won’t repeat itself -

  4. Aljazeera - Ethiopia’s PM Abiy Ahmed vows to lead army ‘from the battlefront’ -

  5. CNN - Rebels threaten Ethiopian capital as UN slams atrocities committed in Tigray conflict -

  6. NPR - The U.N. says all sides in Ethiopia's Tigray conflict may have committed war crimes -

  7. NPR - Rebels are closing in on Ethiopia's capital. Its collapse could bring regional chaos -

  8. The Guardian - Scores of children killed by starvation in Tigray, says health official -

  9. U.S. Department of State - A Perspective on the Ethiopian-U.S. Relationship After a Year of Conflict -

  10. NYTimes - Why is Ethiopia at War with itself? -

-----About The Half Hour-----

The Half Hour is a current events podcast designed with the intention of helping Extemp competitors (and other Speech and Debate members, as well as listening for the general public) understand the importance of political, social, or economical events on a domestic and international scale. As Extemp competitors only have half an hour to prep a speech, the podcast is designed to brief competitors in the same amount of time it would take for them to prep. Each episode looks at both sides of current events while providing background information to help expand upon the issue. The Half Hour also looks into common questions that people may be asked relating to current events and will work to answer them based on credible news sources from both sides.

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Produced By: Spencer Travis

Edited By: Spencer Travis

Music By: Lyle Wiley (Production: GarageBand)

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