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A horse rears in the street as major crowds gather to welcome returning leaders of the once-banned Oromo Liberation Front  in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. Photograph: Mulugeta Ayene/AP Photo

Overnight ethnic-based attacks in the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, resulted in the deaths of several people and caused hundreds to fl(...)

At the giraffe sanctuary in Nairobi. Photograph: Fionn McCann

Ever been kissed by a giraffe? Well, I took the bit between my teeth so to speak at the Giraffe Centre in Nairobi, one of the city’s premier tourist d(...)

Illegal migrants sit inside the Ganzour shelter after being transferred from  the airport road due to fighting in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, a week ago. Photograph: Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images

On Monday, hundreds of refugees and migrants in Tripoli’s Abu Salim detention centre felt a glimmer of hope. After months of waiting to be recognised(...)

 File image of Eritrea’s president Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed in July 2018. File photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea reopened crossing points on their shared border for the first time in 20 years on Tuesday, cementing a stunning re(...)

Dancers in DU Dance’s ‘Merge’ performance.

It grew out of a project with street children in Addis Ababa; it maintains strong links across Europe; it connects with community dance initiatives in(...)

Adisalem Abu, reacts as he embraces his twin daughters, after meeting them for the first time 18 years, at Asmara International Airport in Asmara, Eritrea. Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

From the Horn of Africa there comes a message of hope as decades of conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea come to an end. This week the long-standing (...)

Eritrea’s president Isaias Afwerki  walks with prime minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed upon his arrival at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photograph: Stringer/EPA

Eritrea’s president has arrived in Ethiopia for his first visit in 22 years amid a dramatic diplomatic thaw between the once-bitter rivals. “This is (...)

Eritrean president Isaias Afwerki (left) and Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed  at Asmara International Airport in Eritrea on Monday. Photograph: Ghideon Musa Aron Visafric via Reuters,

On Tuesday morning, Ethiopian mechanic Mohammed Osman placed a phone call he had dreamt of making for 20 years. He called his mother Kedija, who was (...)

 Samson ‘Sam’ Mann was ordained a Spiritan priest at a service in the Holy Spirit Church, Kimmage Manor. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The first ordination of a Spiritan priest in 17 years took place on Sunday in Dublin. The Spiritans run five high profile schools; Blackrock College(...)

Ethiopia’s PM Abiy Ahmed (L) walks with Eritrea’s foreign minister Osman Saleh Mohammed (R) as Eritrea’s delegation arrives for peace talks in  international airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Tuesday. Photograph: Yonas Tadesse/AFP

Long-time foes Eritrea and Ethiopia “opened the door of peace” on Tuesday after the first high-level visit from Asmara to Addis Ababa in nearly two de(...)

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