PARIS, FRANCE – We are offering the following four Editor’s Choice stories which have been selected by AFP’s chief editors for re-publication as some of the best of the week.
+ Inside a Tigray town scarred by Ethiopian conflict
+ What is it like to take part in a vaccine trial?
+ Cleaning up: domestic workers take Hong Kong cricket by storm
+ From hope to agony, what’s left of the Arab Spring?
A pair of burnt-out tanks now signals the entrance to the Tigray town of Humera, where the streets are lined with rubble and residents remain in shock after an Ethiopian army assault.
970 words moved by Robbie Corey-Boulet. Picture. Video
MIAMI, United States
A key part of the global scramble by pharma groups to develop a viable coronavirus vaccine is the recruitment of thousands of volunteers for clinical trials. AFP’s Miami correspondent took part in one such trial.
800 words moved by Leila Macor. Picture
After a long week cooking and cleaning in the cramped households of Hong Kong, a group of Filipino domestic helpers are using their Sunday off for an unlikely hobby: cricket. And they’re proving rather good at it.
700 words moved by Talek Harris. Picture. Video
Ten years ago, revolts in the Arab world touched off an unlikely series of events that swelled, then dashed many hopes, and irrevocably changed the region. The uprisings were soon dubbed the “Arab Spring”.
2500 words moved by Jean Marc Mojon. File Picture. File Video. Graphic
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