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Horn of Africa and Donbass (E421)

While the eyes of the world have been on flashpoints like Ukraine, Taiwan and the Persian Gulf, another East-West confrontation is well underway in the horn of Africa.

Today the Ethiopian government had been identified by the United States as needing regime change. Meanwhile, in Sudan, a familiar pattern of democracy protesters being gunned down by dictatorships is also well underway.

RT Middle East Bureau Chief Paula Slier has recently returned from the area so we invited her aboard Sputnik to tell us what she saw.

Everyone in Britain is fully aware of how the Ukraine crisis looks from London, Washington and Kiev. But how it looks from Donbass and from Moscow, not so much. The self-proclaimed people’s republics of Donetsk and Lugansk are in the eastern region of Ukraine. Most people there speak Russian and they have their own administrations even though they are not internationally recognised.

RT’s youngest correspondent in Moscow, Donald Courter, is currently making a documentary about the region, so he boarded Sputnik to help us understand the situation there.