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Hawassa, with its lake in the distance, and half-finished buildings whose construction has been halted due to economic turndown. Photograph: James Jeffrey

While Brits prepare for Brexit, in the Ethiopian lakeside city of Hawassa its residents have been grappling with similar concerns, plus a few addition(...)

Bujumbura International Airport: Sally Hayden’s flight was diverted there when a man locked himself in the bathroom,  claiming to have a bomb. Photograph: M Torres

The aircraft was already on the ground when the pilot made the announcement. “This is an emergency,” he said, his voice unnaturally high-pitched. He t(...)

Originally from Lahinch, Michael (Mick) Ryan was married with two young children and lived in Cork city.

The remains of the late Co Clare engineer Micheál (Mick) Ryan, who was killed when Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 crashed in March, are to arrive in (...)

A man reads  a local newspaper in Addis Ababa, with the news of Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed’s award of the Nobel Peace Prize the previous day. Photograph: Michael Tewelde/AFP via Getty Images

Abiy Ahmed’s motorcade left the Imperial Palace in Addis Ababa on a recent Thursday night after a long day during which the Ethiopian prime minister p(...)

World Food Programme deputy chief engineer, Michael Ryan from Co Clare who was killed when Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 crashed minutes after take off.

A memorial service for Co Clare engineer Micheál (Mick) Ryan killed when Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 crashed in March has been told someone must t(...)

Lisa McNamee: A rose crown was placed on the bride’s head, and she was seated in the centre of a large circle.

It’s the time of the year when wedding celebrations are in full flow in Ireland, with most following a familiar formula . But what unusual and surpris(...)

Videograb of Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed, dressed in military uniform, addressing the public on television after the failed coup attempt. Photograph: Getty Image

The general accused of organising a failed coup in Ethiopia last weekend was killed by security forces on Monday, the government announced, as the pri(...)

In this videograb released by the Ethiopian TV broadcast, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed addresses the public on television on June 23, 2019 after a failed coup. Photograph: AFP/Getty

Ethiopia’s army chief of staff and the regional president of the northern state of Amhara were killed in two related attacks when a general tried to s(...)

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed, arrives to mediate in the political crisis that has followed after the overthrow of Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir, at the airport in Khartoum, Sudan on Friday. Photograph: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters

Ethiopia’s prime minister sought to mediate Sudan’s political crisis on Friday, urging military rulers and civilian opposition to exercise “bravery” i(...)

Members of Sudan’s security forces patrol in Khartoum on Thursday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Sudan has been suspended from the African Union (AU) amid growing fears that splits among the ruling military regime could lead to civil war and anarc(...)

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