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  Ethiopian president Sahle-Work Zewde (centre)  attends the celebration of the Ethiopian Orthodox Christmas at a church in Lalibela. Photograph: Eduardo Soteras/AFP via Getty Images

During this month’s Orthodox Christmas, the Ethiopian government delivered its war-weary citizens a festive surprise – Addis Ababa released several op(...)

Ethiopians living in Kenya demonstrate this week against purported foreign meddling in Ethiopia at the Ethiopian embassy in Nairobi, Kenya. Photograph:  Simon Maina/AFP via Getty Images

After Ethiopia’s embattled prime minister pulled off a stunning military victory earlier this month, reversing a rebel march on the capital that threa(...)

Volunteers receive dinner before conducting night patrols in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, last week. Photograph: Amanuel Sileshi/AFP via Getty Images

The US, France and Germany have called on their nationals to leave Ethiopia immediately as its prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, vowed to lead his country’s(...)

The entrance of the Harmony Hotel in Addisa Ababa, which was allegedly closed to due the owner being Tigrayan. Photograph: EPA

The family was startled awake by a loud bang in the middle of the night on the gate of their home on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethi(...)

New Ethiopian military recruits gather as the mayor of Addis Ababa, Adanech Abebe, bids a farewell to them in the Ethiopia capital. Photograph: EPA

African and western nations have called for an immediate ceasefire in Ethiopia one year the after conflict there began, and as Tigrayan rebels advance(...)

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(...)

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(...)

 A new dedicated immigration facility at Dublin Airport, announced in 2017, is not yet completed. Photograph:   Kate Geraghty

There has been a significant increase in the number of nationals from some of the world’s top refugee-producing countries being refused entry to Irela(...)

A woman holds a three-month-old baby as migrants and refugees from different African nationalities wait for assistance on an overcrowded rubber boat in the Mediterranean Sea. File Photograph: AP/Bruno Thevenin

In October 2013 a ship carrying hundreds of asylum seekers from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Sudan sank off the coast of Lampedusa, Italy. More than 300(...)

Outdoor dining on Capel Street, Dublin, amid a July heatwave combined with a new  surge in Covid-19 infections. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Another 1,377 cases of Covid-19 have been reported on Saturday by the Department of Health, with 78 persons in hospital and 22 in intensive care. Dr (...)

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