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This image made from undated video released by the state-owned Ethiopian News Agency on Monday shows Ethiopian military sitting on an armored personnel carrier next to a national flag, on a road in an area near the border of the Tigray and Amhara regions of Ethiopia. Photograph: Ethiopian News Agency via AP

War, Abiy Ahmed said as he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize last year, was “the epitome of hell”. As new fighting escalates in Ethiopia’s semi-autonomou(...)

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(...)

Ethiopians fleeing intense fighting in their homeland of Tigray, gather in a bordering Sudanese village, east of the town of Gadaref, on Friday. Photograph: Ebrahim Hamid/AFP via Getty Images

Two airports in Ethiopia’s Amhara state which neighbours Tigray where federal troops are fighting local forces were targeted by rocket fire late on Fr(...)

Iin Ethiopia’s Amhara Region, a militia man poses in the town of Musebamb, 44 km northwest from Gondar, on November 7th. Photograph: Eduardo Soteras/AFP/Getty Images

Fighting between Ethiopian government forces and rebellious northern leaders could spiral out of control and war crimes may have been committed, the U(...)

Amhara militia members, who fight alongside federal and regional forces inTigray state, receive training on the outskirts of the village of Addis Zemen, north of Bahir Dar, in Ethiopia. Photograph: Eduardo Soteras/AFP via Getty Images

Ethiopia’s military has defeated local forces in the west of Tigray state, prime minister Abiy Ahmed said on Thursday, accusing his foes of atrocitie(...)

Supporters of Ivory Coast’s president Alassane Ouattara celebrate his re-election in Abidjan on Tuesday. Photograph: Leo Correa/AP

Ivory Coast president Alassane Ouattara has been re-elected to a third term in the world’s largest cocoa producer, claiming a landslide 94.27 per cent(...)

Irish Coast Guard director and head of mission for EUCap in Somalia Chris Reynolds (right) speaking with officials in Mogadishu earlier this year ahead of the Covid-19 outbreak.

When Irish Coast Guard director Chris Reynolds goes about his business, he is at all times accompanied by at least two armoured vehicles and a small p(...)

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(...)

Changing legal systems to outlaw gender discrimination is just a starting point. Changing what happens on the ground is a much bigger challenge. Photograph: UIG via Getty Images

A recent World Bank study by Marie Hyland and colleagues has looked at the experience of legal discrimination against women around the globe. In many (...)

 Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters and supporters protest outside the US embassy in Cape Town, South Africa. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

Across the African continent, the killing of George Floyd in the US has prompted protests, but also debate about what a Black Lives Matter movement sh(...)

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