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25 July 2018

Episode 1758

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With a three-decade conflict finally over, Eritrea announces that it will put an end to its oppressive policy of indefinite conscription; we hear about the steps the state must take for this to happen. Plus: a Chinese deadline expires for US airlines and we unpack the longlist of this year’s Man Booker prize.

25 July 2018

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Eritrea drops mandatory military service

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Description: Since 1995, all 18 to 50-year-olds in Eritrea have been forced to do mandatory military service due to the civil war – but now conscription will end and be limited to 18 months. Professor Gaim Kibreab of London South Bank University tells us why not everyone is celebrating.

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​Man Booker prize spotlight​

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We go through the Man Booker prize longlist with Ellah Wakatama Allfrey OBE, who judged the prize in 2015.

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