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A member of the Amhara Special Forces next to a machine gun at an improvised camp in the front of a shop in Humera, Ethiopia: In October, when the central government cut its funding, the Tigray’s leadership said it was akin to a “declaration of war”. Photograph:  Eduardo Soteras/AFP

Driving through central Addis Ababa last month, my driver scowled as his small taxi passed under a giant poster of Ethiopia’s prime minister and Nobel(...)

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(...)

A woman carries her baby on her back as Ethiopian refugees who fled fighting in Tigray province camp arrive at the Um Rakuba camp in Sudan’s eastern Gedaref province. Photograph:  Ashraf Shazly

Violence in northern Ethiopia will probably drive 200,000 people into neighbouring Sudan over the coming months, UN agencies have warned, where food, (...)

Ethiopian migrants who fled intense fighting in their homeland of Tigray cooka meal in the border reception centre of Hamdiyet, Sudan, on Saturday. Photograph: Ebrahim Hamid/AFP via Getty Images

Some African and European nations pressed Ethiopia behind the scenes on Monday to allow mediation of a war in a northern region that has spilled in(...)

Amhara militia members, who fight alongside federal and regional forces inTigray state, receive training on the outskirts of the village of Addis Zemen, north of Bahir Dar, in Ethiopia. Photograph: Eduardo Soteras/AFP via Getty Images

Ethiopia’s military has defeated local forces in the west of Tigray state, prime minister Abiy Ahmed said on Thursday, accusing his foes of atrocitie(...)

Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize last year for formalising peace with Eritrea. Photograph: Eduardo Soteras/AFP/Getty Images

Heavy fighting has broken out in the northern region of Tigray after Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia’s prime minister, announced he was sending troops to the res(...)

Ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir in April 2012. He was accused of allowing militant groups to operate from his state. Photograph: Ebrahim Hamid/AFP via Getty Images

Sudan is set to be removed from the US terrorism blacklist, after its new government paid $335 million towards victims of two al-Qaeda terrorist attac(...)

Researchers also documented people with mental health problems, including children, being subjected to alternative ‘treatments’, including eating or drinking mixes of herbs. Photograph: Florent Vergnes/AFP

The World Health Organisation has warned of a mental health crisis across Africa, as services are disrupted or stopped, even as demand rises due to th(...)

A polling station is seen during Tigray’s regional election, in the town of Tikul. Photograph: Eduardo Soteras/AFP via Getty Images

Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region held elections on Wednesday, in a move that has alarmed the central government, who are worried about growing ethnic(...)

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