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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(...)

Ethiopians who fled the Tigray conflict as refugees wait for food distribution at Um Raquba refugee camp in Gedaref, eastern Sudan. Photograph:  Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP via Getty Images

Ethiopia and the United Nations agreed on Wednesday to channel desperately-needed humanitarian aid to the northern region of Tigray, where a month of(...)

Amhara Special Forces in Humera, Ethiopia watch on at the border crossing with Eritrea. Photograph: Eduardo Soteras/AFP/Getty Images.

The US embassy in Eritrea has said six explosions were heard on Saturday night in the capital, Asmara. It follows an embassy report of another “loud(...)

A member of the Amhara special forces holds his rifle at the 5th Battalion of the northern command of the Ethiopian Army in Dansha, Tigray region, Ethiopia. Photograph:   Eduardo Soteras/AFP via Getty Images

Ethiopia’s prime minister has ordered federal military forces to launch a “final offensive” on the capital of the restive Tigray region after his 72-h(...)

A member of the Amhara Special Forces next to a machine gun at an improvised camp in the front of a shop in Humera, Ethiopia: In October, when the central government cut its funding, the Tigray’s leadership said it was akin to a “declaration of war”. Photograph:  Eduardo Soteras/AFP

Driving through central Addis Ababa last month, my driver scowled as his small taxi passed under a giant poster of Ethiopia’s prime minister and Nobel(...)

A damaged tank stands abandoned on a road as a truck of the Amhara special forces passes by near Humera, in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. Photograph:  Eduardo Soteras/AFP via Getty Images

Ethiopian federal forces were encircling the Tigray region’s capital from around 50km on Monday, the government said, after giving the Tigray People’s(...)

Ethiopian refugees who fled fighting in the Tigray region receive aid  in Sudan’s eastern Gedaref State. Photograph:  Ashraf Shazly/AFP via Getty Images

Ethiopia’s army said it planned to strike the city of Mekelle with heavy artillery, warning civilians to leave or take shelter ahead of a new, dangero(...)

Members of a military band arrive at Ethiopian  prime minister Abiy Ahmed’s  compound in  in Addis Ababa on Tuesday. Photograph: Eduardo SoterasS/AFP via Getty Images

Gashaw Koye, a 42-year-old farmer from Amhara dressed in crisp new battle fatigues, met his wife from the neighbouring region of Tigray more than two (...)

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(...)

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