Eritrea

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 Refugees fleeing Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict are transferred by bus from the border reception centre to Um Raquba refugee camp after they crossed the border in Hamdayit, eastern Sudan. Photograph:  Yasuyoshi Chiba

As the war in Tigray, northern Ethiopia, hits the six-month mark, aid workers are warning that mass rapes are being used as a weapon to terrify civili(...)

 Ukrainian health minister Maksym Stepanov speaks with Anna Ilina, a member of the Ukrainian Olympic shooting team as she receives a dose of Chinese-developed CoronaVac vaccine in Kiev. Photograph: Volodymyr Petrov

The Olympic Games and IOC are rarely far from controversy. Rio had its fair share and from the polluted water and the doping scandals to the US swimme(...)

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(...)

Mona Lisa (18) recuperates in a hospital in Mekelle, Ethiopia. She survived an attempted rape that left her with seven gunshot wounds and an amputated arm. Photograph:  New York Times

Mona Lisa lay on a hospital bed in Mekelle, the main city in war-torn northern Ethiopia, her body devastated but her defiance on display. Named for th(...)

Rescued migrants receive food aid as they disembark  from a Libyan coastguard vessel upon its arrival at the capital Tripoli’s naval base. Photograph:  Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images

At least 293 women and 224 children are among 4,159 people who have been intercepted in the Mediterranean Sea this year by the EU-supported Libyan co(...)

Tigrayan refugees at a water station at Hamdeyat Transition Centre near the Sudan-Ethiopia border in Sudan. Photograph: Nariman El-Mofty/AP

More than 500 rape cases have been reported to five clinics in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the United Nations has said, warning that the actual numbers (...)

The  Ethiopian army patrol the streets of Mekelle city, in northern Ethiopia. Photograph: Minasse Wondimu Hailu/ Anadolu Agency via Getty

The calm is deceptive. A stubbled crater attests to a recent artillery barrage, but with its bustling streets and shops, the highland Ethiopian city o(...)

What we need is not just an exit plan from the current lockdown, but a longer-term exit plan from the republic of Nphet. Photograph:  Getty Images

There is a theme emerging from Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s latest pronouncements. He was “surprised” at the call by Catholic bishops for an easing of C(...)

Ethiopian special force  at Mekelle airport in  the Tigray region in northern Ethiopia. Photograph: Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Ethiopia has rejected US allegations there has been ethnic cleansing in Tigray, pushing back against the latest criticism of its military operation in(...)

People gather to mourn the victims of a massacre allegedly perpetrated by Eritrean soldiers in the village of Dengolat, north of Mekele, the capital of Tigray on February 26th. Photograph: Eduardo Soteras/ AFP via Getty Images

Internal US government reports, and credible reports from Amnesty International and the Associated Press paint a dire picture of atrocities against ci(...)

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