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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(...)

Yoga teacher Siri Ajeet Dipuo Banda (left) and her family walk  outside her family house in the Alexandra Township in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Wednesday. Photograph: Kim Ludbrook/EPA

One-third of African countries have managed to successfully contain the coronavirus, while another third have widespread community transmission, accor(...)

People shelter under a tree as locusts take flight in Laisamis, Kenya: swarms are likely to disrupt agricultural production and supply routes, leaving millions hungry. Photograph: Khadija Farah/New York Times

A new generation of desert locusts is spreading across east Africa, posing a significant threat to food supplies across the region. Aid organisation(...)

Ethiopian doctors attend training to use mechanical ventilators for Covid-19 patients at the American Medical Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photograph: Michael Tewelde / AFP

Saudi Arabia is stepping up the deportation of thousands of Ethiopians, including some who are suspected of suffering from Covid-19, an act that some (...)

A woman wears a face mask on a  busy shopping street in Dakar, Senegal, on Wednesday amid rising concern in Africa over the spread of coronavirus. Photograph:  Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

African countries are shutting down travel from Europe in an attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus, as the disease has become increasingly associa(...)

Alpha Condé arrives at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,  during a recent session of the Assembly of the African Heads of States. Photograph:  Michael Tewelde/AFP via Getty Images

On Sunday, Guinea’s citizens will vote for a new constitution which could see the country’s first democratically-elected president cement his power an(...)

 A man chases away a swarm of desert locusts in the bush near Enziu, Kitui County, Kenya, January 24th 2020. Photograph: Dai Kirokawa/EPA

The worst desert-locust infestation in Kenya in 70 years is threatening to spread further into East Africa, jeopardising food security. Swarms of the(...)

Akwero Beatrice, her sister Alaker and their children have been forced to leave their home, which is waist-deep in water. They are moving to a relative’s house but do not know how they will survive long term. Photograph: Sally Hayden

It’s been five days since water came rushing into her home in Elegu, northern Uganda, and Akwero Beatrice was forced to leave. On Wednesday, she wade(...)

Somali boys wade through rainfall flood waters in Mogadishu. Photograph: Feisal Omar

East African countries are calling for help dealing with flooding that has displaced hundreds of thousands of people and caused massive amounts of dam(...)

Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed. Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed has won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for his role in ending a 20-year conflict between his country and neighbouri(...)

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