Tigray

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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(...)

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(...)

Pope Francis leading  Easter Sunday Mass at St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. Photograph:  EPA/Filippo Monteforte

Pope Francis has urged countries in his Easter message to speed up the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines, particularly to the world’s poor, and called(...)

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 (...)

A woman walks in front of a damaged house which was shelled as federal-aligned forces entered the city, in Wukro, north of Mekele, on March 1st. Photograph: Eduardo Soteras/AFP

Staff of the international medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have spoken about seeing civilian men dragged off buses and executed in fron(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Witnesses Frezgi Ataklti, Salih Mohamed and Mohamed’s mother outside Addis Ababa federal court after they gave evidence against the alleged smuggler Tewelde Goitom. Photograph: Sally Hayden

Refugees and migrants across Europe and Africa have spoken of their upset after the escape of a suspected human smuggler in Ethiopia last month. A wo(...)

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