Africa

African Union summit focuses on unemployment and conflicts

The fight against Boko Haram was one of a number of conflicts concerning leaders as the African Union summit opened in Ethiopia on Monday. Youth issues, unemployment and regional conflicts are other discussion points at the summit.

Africa

Harar: The City of Saints

The colourful, maze-like alleys within the Mecca of Africa remain alive and busy during the holy month of Ramadan.

The walled city of Harar in eastern Ethiopia

Africa

Ethiopia drought: Food supplies 'dangerously' low

Aid agencies are warning that Ethiopia will run out of emergency food aid by the end of this month. Almost eight million people are affected by a severe drought and they need the aid to survive.

Africa

Ethiopia jails politician for Oromo crackdown criticism

Former opposition spokesperson sentenced over posts criticising the government's response to Oromo protests.

Ethiopia jails opposition politician Yonatan Tesfaye

Health

UN health body gets first African director-general

Tedros Adhanom elected to head UN agency but controversy surrounds his role in Ethiopia's repressive government.

Ethiopia's Tedros becomes first African to head WHO

Opinion

Why I run

I will continue to protest until the Oromo people in Ethiopia gain their freedom.

Feyisa Lilesa

by Feyisa Lilesa

Feyisa Lilesa

Africa

How long can Ethiopia state of emergency last?

The UN has warned that more than a decade of development is at risk if Ethiopia continues to ban political opposition and muzzle the media.

Africa

Danakil Depression: Salt mining in one of earth's hottest places

At more than 100 metres below sea level and with temperatures that often reach higher than 50 degrees Celsius, Ethiopia's Danakil Depression is one of the most inhospitable places on earth.

Africa

Ethiopia rejects UN investigation into deadly protests

Ethiopia is rejecting UN and EU calls to investigate months of anti-government protests that left hundreds dead in 2015 and 2016.

Africa

669 killed in Ethiopia violence since August: report

Government-backed report comes after independent rights groups are denied access to conduct probe into violence.

Refugees

One day in Calais: The refugees hiding in the forest

Refugees emerge from the forest and dodge police brutality as a typical day in Calais becomes increasingly perilous.

One day in Calais: The refugees hiding in the forest

Opinion

Africa's natural resources: From curse to a blessing

It's time for Africa's leaders to address the problems that hinder the development of the continent's natural resources.

Daniel Bekele

by Daniel Bekele

Daniel Bekele

Opinion

Why are African men and women still fleeing to Yemen?

The search for a better life continues to drive people from the Horn of Africa to Yemen.

Idil Osman

by Idil Osman

Idil Osman

Protests

Ethiopia extends state of emergency by four months

Opposition parties complain that the emergency is being used to clamp down on their members and activities.

Ethiopia extends state of emergency by four months

Opinion

Can resettlement prevent irregular migration?

Accessible resettlement programmes for refugees in Africa can curb irregular immigration to the West and save lives.

Nassim Majidi

by Nassim Majidi
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Nassim Majidi