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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(...)

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(...)

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 wait in the stands to receive coronavirus vaccinations at the Kololo airstrip in Kampala, Uganda, on May 31st. Photograph: Nicholas Bamulanzeki/AP

African countries from Uganda to South Africa are buckling under a ferocious third wave of coronavirus infections as the continent falls far behind th(...)

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(...)

Migrants prepare food at a safe house in the Libyan town of Bani Walid in 2017. Photograph: Mahmud Turkia/AFP via Getty Images

A notorious human trafficker, who absconded from custody earlier this year, has been sentenced to life without parole in absentia in Ethiopia. Kidan(...)

Cambridge Academy: John Kelleher and his wife, Denise, with some of their students on a recent family day

John Kelleher is principal of the middle school, for seven- to nine-year-olds, at Cambridge Academy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Denise, his wife, is pri(...)

Gavan Kennedy in Sitio Marna, in the Philippines

Gavan Kennedy is from Glasson, Co Westmeath. He left Ireland in 1991 to go to George Washington University, in Washington, DC, and returned in May 201(...)

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(...)

Bob Geldof: ‘I am brain dead, and it’s like nothing happens in my head.’ Photograph: Christophe Archambault/AFP via Getty Images

A year into this pandemic Bob Geldof, like many of us, claims to be suffering from a bit of brain fog, although there was no sign of it as he engaged (...)

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