A fighter loyal to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) walks along a street last May in the town of Hawzen, then-controlled by the group but later re-taken by government forces, in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia. Tigray forces say Ethiopia’s government has launched its threatened major military offensive against them in an attempt to end a nearly year-old war. Photograph: Ben Curtis/ AP

A new offensive by the Ethiopian army in Tigray has shattered the ceasefire declared in June as government forces retreated from the province, and thr(...)

Covid-19 patients being treated at the Tshwane District Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, on Friday. Photograph:  Jerome Delay/AP

The first global wave of the Covid-19 pandemic spread from China to east Asia and from there to Europe and the United States. It followed paths of glo(...)