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Participants in a rally against the  Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, attended by tens of thousands, on Thursday. Photograph: Amanuel Sileshi/AFP via Getty Images

Ethiopia’s Amhara state on Sunday called on “all young people” to take up arms against Tigrayan fighters who are battling the federal government milit(...)

Locals celebrate as Tigray Defence Forces fighters arrive in Mekelle on June 29th. Photograph: Finbarr O’Reilly/New York Times

The Tigrayan fighters whooped, whistled and pointed excitedly to a puff of smoke in the sky where an Ethiopian military cargo plane trundling over the(...)

Ethiopians look at electoral results posted on the wall outside a polling station in the capital Addis Ababa. Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP Photo

Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed has tightened his hold on power with a landslide victory in parliamentary elections marred by insecurity, opposit(...)

People  queue on chairs in the street as they wait to cast their votes  in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP

Prime minister Abiy Ahmed’s Prosperity Party won the most seats in Ethiopia’s parliamentary election, the election board said on Saturday, a victory t(...)

Debretsion Gebremichael, leader of Ethiopia’s Tigray region, addresses a crowd after returning to the regional capital, Mekelle, on June 29th. Photograph: Finbarr O’Reilly/The New York Times

The convoy sped down from the mountain, slipping and sliding on roads greasy from a recent shower of hailstones. As it descended toward the regional c(...)

People celebrate the departure of Ethiopian troops in Mekelle, Ethiopia on Monday night. Photograph:  Finbarr O’Reilly/The New York Times

A column of triumphant fighters paraded into the city just after dawn on Tuesday, led by a woman in camouflage who brandished a Kalashnikov and the fl(...)

People celebrate the arrival of rebel Tigray People’s Liberation Front in Mekelle on Tuesday. Photograph: Finbarr O’Reilly/The New York Times

Tigrayan forces said they had Ethiopian government troops on the run around the regional capital Mekelle on Tuesday after taking full control of the (...)

A woman bags coffee beans at a market in  Addis Ababa. Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed has plunged the country into a war in the Tigray region thathas  spawned atrocities and famine. Photograph: Finbarr O’Reilly/New York Times

As war raged in northern Ethiopia and the region barrelled toward its worst famine in decades, a senior US envoy flew to the Ethiopian capital last mo(...)

An Ethiopian woman leaves with a portion of yellow split peas  distributed by the Relief Society of Tigray in the town of Agula, in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia. Photograph: Ben Curtis

Food access is being turned into a weapon of war as hundreds of thousands of people in Ethiopia’s troubled Tigray region face famine, according to obs(...)

Displaced children from Western Tigray wait at meal time to receive food outside a classroom in the school where they are sheltering in Tigray’s capital, Mekelle, on February 24th. Photograph: Eduardo Soteras/AFP via Getty Images

At a makeshift shelter in a school in Mekelle, capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray region, Gezae Wolderaphael, an aquiline-featured young sesame farmer, show(...)

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