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Tigrayan refugees at a water station at Hamdeyat Transition Centre near the Sudan-Ethiopia border in Sudan. Photograph: Nariman El-Mofty/AP

More than 500 rape cases have been reported to five clinics in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the United Nations has said, warning that the actual numbers (...)

The  Ethiopian army patrol the streets of Mekelle city, in northern Ethiopia. Photograph: Minasse Wondimu Hailu/ Anadolu Agency via Getty

The calm is deceptive. A stubbled crater attests to a recent artillery barrage, but with its bustling streets and shops, the highland Ethiopian city o(...)

People gather to mourn the victims of a massacre allegedly perpetrated by Eritrean soldiers in the village of Dengolat, north of Mekele, the capital of Tigray on February 26th. Photograph: Eduardo Soteras/ AFP via Getty Images

Internal US government reports, and credible reports from Amnesty International and the Associated Press paint a dire picture of atrocities against ci(...)

Ethiopian refugees gather to celebrate the 46th anniversary of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front at Um Raquba refugee camp in Gedaref, eastern Sudan, on February 19th.  Photograph: Hussein Ery/AFP via Getty Images

Hundreds of unarmed civilians were massacred by Eritrean troops in a sacred northern Ethiopian city, according to a new report by Amnesty Internationa(...)

A damaged tank stands abandoned on a road as a truck of the Amhara special forces passes by near Humera, in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. Photograph:  Eduardo Soteras/AFP via Getty Images

Ethiopian federal forces were encircling the Tigray region’s capital from around 50km on Monday, the government said, after giving the Tigray People’s(...)

Locals praying outside a  half-built  church in Sela Dingay, an area  200km northeast of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.  Photograph: Sally Hayden

They drive 200km from Addis Ababa, trek across rolling hills, take off their shoes and enter single-sex areas, lining up for their turn to stand under(...)

Ethiopian refugees who fled fighting in the Tigray region receive aid  in Sudan’s eastern Gedaref State. Photograph:  Ashraf Shazly/AFP via Getty Images

Ethiopia’s army said it planned to strike the city of Mekelle with heavy artillery, warning civilians to leave or take shelter ahead of a new, dangero(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar listens as a tour guide explains the artwork in the all-male St Mary’s Monastery in Axum, Ethiopia. Photograph: Harry McGee

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended his visit to an Ethiopian monastery which does not allow access to women by saying it was appropriate to respect t(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meets school children in Kawaneet, Ethiopia. Photograph: Harry McGee

Yesterday was Leo Varadkar’s first visit to the heart of Africa. Sure he had been on the continent for four days but it was controlled. He was in a pr(...)