Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: told the Dáil it is possible that Ethiopia ‘could fracture causing enormous instability in the Horn of Africa, not least to its closest neighbours’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has warned of the possible break up of Ethiopia because of war in the province of Tigray which has resulte(...)

People queue for food aid in the Amhara region of northern Ethiopia on Sunday. Photograph:  Jemal Countess/Getty Images

The conflict in northern Ethiopia has escalated sharply in recent days as Ethiopian forces began a sweeping offensive in a bid to reverse recent gains(...)

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(...)

Rebel soldiers last year with Nuer civilians as they walk through flooded areas to reach a makeshift UN camp for the displaced. Photograph: Matthew Abbott/AP

A new report has laid bare the scale of the atrocities committed during South Sudan’s 22-month civil war, detailing rape, torture, mutilation and inst(...)

The African Union report  disputes there was a coup attempt in December 2013 by former vice president Riek Machar. Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

Mass graves have been discovered in South Sudan with evidence of horrific crimes against civilians including forced cannibalism, according to a report(...)