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Protesters run from teargas  fired by police during Irreecha, a thanksgiving festival,  in Bishoftu, a  town in the Oromia region of  Ethiopia. Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

Police in Ethiopia’s Oromia region yesterday fired teargas and warning shots to disperse anti-government protesters at a religious festival, triggeri(...)

Fr Paddy Moran at Arba Minch prison in Ethiopia. Photograph: Simon Murphy

When we think of imprisonment a number of images typically come to mind. These include cellular confinement, drug abuse, violence, self-harm and priso(...)

The Walias Band’s name derives from the walia ibex, an endangered species native to the mountains of Ethiopia. They were formed in the early 1970s as(...)

An Eritrean soldier beats back a crowd of Ethiopian detainees at a camp in Sheketi, Eritrea in June 2000. The  two-year war brought about a disastrous loss of life – 70,000-100,000 people are estimated to have died in scenes of modern trench warfare. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/Liaison

Tensions between Ethiopia and Eritrea snapped in June in their most dramatic way for the last 15 years. Fighting that erupted at their border invol(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan launching the TravelWise app, designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas.

A free TravelWise app designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas has been launched. Mini(...)

Ngisti Beyane (26) and her 10-month-old son Biniam Tesfay after walking 8km to the Concern-supported nutrition programme and screening clinic at Sasie Tseda Emba near Kebele in eastern Tigray, Ethiopia. Photograph: Ed Carty/PA Wire

From a dirt road overlooking the valley the landscape looks more like an abandoned quarry than what it is: the single source of sustenance for a commu(...)

UN special envoy for El Niño and climate change Mary Robinson meeting Ethiopian foreign minister Tedros A Ghebreyesus during her visit to Ethiopia. Photograph: PA

Former president Mary Robinson has urged world leaders to turn their focus to the severe drought, brought about by shifting weather patterns, that has(...)

Flags are waved as soldiers  of Somalia’s breakaway territory Somaliland march past during an independence day  parade in the capital Hargeisa on Wednesday. Photograph: AFP Photo/Mohamed Abdiwahab

Somaliland remains a strand of British colonial history very few know about, and a place whose tangled legacy even fewer in power consider due to poli(...)

Ruth Negga in Iona

‘I’m so sorry,” says Ruth Negga. “How do I explain this? I’m always trying to figure these things out in my head. But saying them aloud is another th(...)

US president Barack Obama shakes hands with Ethiopia’s president Mulatu Teshome  at the National Palace in Addis Ababa on Monday. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

When a young Ethiopian journalist, Simegnish Mengesha, got the chance to meet US president Barack Obama in May, a comment from a high-ranking US offic(...)

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