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What we need is not just an exit plan from the current lockdown, but a longer-term exit plan from the republic of Nphet. Photograph:  Getty Images

There is a theme emerging from Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s latest pronouncements. He was “surprised” at the call by Catholic bishops for an easing of C(...)

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(...)

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If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, you’d best grab an Irish passport. A new study has ranked the Irish passport as the second best one in t(...)

Ethiopian refugees gather to celebrate the 46th anniversary of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front at Um Raquba refugee camp in Gedaref, eastern Sudan, on February 19th.  Photograph: Hussein Ery/AFP via Getty Images

Hundreds of unarmed civilians were massacred by Eritrean troops in a sacred northern Ethiopian city, according to a new report by Amnesty Internationa(...)

President John Magufuli: called on  citizens for three days of prayer to defeat unnamed “respiratory diseases” amid warnings that the country is seeing a deadly resurgence in infections. Photograph: AP

Dorothy Gwajima, Tanzania’s health minister, held a Covid-19 press briefing this month that looked more like a cooking show. Brandishing a blender as(...)

Ethiopian soldiers stand at Mai Aini refugee camp. Eritrean refugees fear their suffering may not be over. Photograph: Eduardo Soteras/AFP

A leading humanitarian activist has criticised aid agencies for not speaking out early enough about the scale of the crisis in Tigray, Ethiopia’s nort(...)

Ethiopian refugees who fled the Tigray conflict at a village next to Um Raquba refugee camp in Gedaref, eastern Sudan. Photograph: Ashraf Shazly/AFP via Getty

Nearly three months into the conflict in Tigray, northern Ethiopia, aid agencies are appealing for more access and international funding to help milli(...)

Ruhollah Zam, a former opposition figure and journalist who had lived in exile in France, speaks during his trial at Iran’s Revolutionary Court in Tehran in June. He was executed last week. Photograph: Ali Shirband/Mizan News Agency/AFP via Getty Images

China is the country that jailed the most journalists for the second year in a row, according to an annual survey by the Committee to Protect Journali(...)

Refugees from the Tigray region of Ethiopia wait to be transferred to a camp with more infrastructure, on Saturday. Photograph:  Byron Smith/Getty Images

Tehesh Tesfay hoped to never again see the refugee camp that sheltered her during the famine that devastated her native Ethiopia more than three decad(...)

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