Why is Omar al-Bashir mediating South Sudan peace talks? | Sudan

Last week, the warring parties in South Sudan agreed to a “permanent” ceasefire, raising hopes of a peace deal to end a devastating civil war that has left tens of thousands of... Read more »

Memorandum No. 7: PM Abiy, “Ethiopia Shall Rise!”

Author’s Note: In this memorandum commentary, I reflect on a poem read by the late Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah at the inauguration of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in 1963 in... Read more »

Mining Firm’s License Renewal Fuels Protests in Ethiopia

Demonstrators have taken to the streets in at least a dozen southern Ethiopian towns this week to protest the federal government’s renewal of a license for a mining company that they say... Read more »

Swansea team helps create burn care project in Ethiopia

Image copyright Robert Melen Image caption Prof Tom Potokar said oil, toothpaste and dung are used to treat burns in some parts of the world A team from Swansea University is part... Read more »

UNHCR – Thousands flee into Kenya to escape Ethiopia violence

By Rose Ogola in Moyale, Kenya  |  28 March 2018 Malicha Doyo, a 36-year old mother of six from Ethiopia, cradles her five-day-old baby daughter Nuria in a temporary reception centre in Moyale, in... Read more »

Inside Bale Mountains Park, Ethiopia’s nature reserve where wolves and honey badgers roam

At first it’s a speck on the landscape, a barely tangible tangerine blur beyond tufts of alpine shrubs. I try not to get too excited. My first wolf sighting turned out to... Read more »

‘By Ethiopians, for Ethiopians’: girl band Yegna shake off Spice Girls tag | Claudine Spera | Global development

In the grounds of a school in Bahir Dar, a city in north-west Ethiopia, thousands of young fans have gathered to catch a glimpse of the country’s hottest girl band. Behind billowing... Read more »

‘By Ethiopians, for Ethiopians’: girl band Yegna shake off Spice Girls tag

  In the grounds of a school in Bahir Dar, a city in north-west Ethiopia, thousands of young fans have gathered to catch a glimpse of the country’s hottest girl band. Behind... Read more »

Injera: the bike wheel-sized base of Ethiopian cuisine | Life and style

Foodie scenesters are descending on long-serving Ethiopian restaurants in search of this spongy flatbread topped with mountains of dried meat and veg Red lentils, brown lentils, minced jalapeños and more served on... Read more »

BBC – Travel – The last beekeepers of Ethiopia’s Harenna Forest

The sun was beginning its evening dip as I set off into the Harenna Forest. Strange tubular shapes glowed in the treetops, catching the pale golden light. Wedged between branches, they looked... Read more »