Algeria halts refugee expulsions to Sahara after outrage | Algeria News

Algeria’s deadly expulsions of migrants and refugees into the Sahara Desert have nearly come to a halt after widespread condemnation and the abrupt firing of two top security officials. The Associated Press... Read more »

Ethiopia’s Abiy says he wants to quickly roll out Eritrea deal | Ethiopia News

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has said his government wants to implement a deal restoring relations with Eritrea quickly to “make up for lost opportunities” after a two-decade military standoff. Abiy signed... Read more »

Eritreans are happy about peace and wary of Isaias’ promises | Ethiopia

Ever since Ethiopia announced in early June that it will fully accept the terms of a 2000 peace agreement with neighbouring Eritrea, the pace of normalisation of relations between the two countries has been truly... Read more »

Can Ethiopia and Eritrea be friends? | Eritrea

It’s been an unprecedented few days in the Horn of Africa. Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed made a historic visit to Eritrea’s capital, Asmara, for a peace summit on Sunday. The... Read more »

Ethiopia’s PM Abiy Ahmed in Eritrea for landmark visit | Eritrea News

With hugs and cheers, the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea have met for the first time in more than 20 years amid a recent thawing in relations between the two long-time East... Read more »

Ethiopia and Eritrea agree to normalise ties, reopen embassies | Ethiopia News

Ethiopia and Eritrea have agreed to restore relations following a landmark meeting between the two countries’ leaders in Asmara, aimed at ending decades of diplomatic and armed strife. The announcement on Sunday capped... Read more »

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 »

Horrific Torture in Ethiopia: Daily Brief

“Relentless” torture in Ethiopia; why men who rape are ‘men’, not animals; babies born to Rohingya rape survivors; Jordan should open border to fleeing Syrians; UN Human Rights Council should act on... Read more »

Claims of ‘non-stop cycle of torture’ involving top officials in Ethiopian jail | Global development

Ethiopia’s new prime minister has been urged to investigate a raft of gruesome torture and abuse allegations involving senior officials in the country’s most notorious prison. Jail Ogaden, officially known as Jijiga... Read more »

Abiy Ahmed a ‘painkiller, not a cure’ for Ethiopia’s problems | News

Ginchi, Ethiopia – The people in the small town of Ginchi in central Oromia region are mostly farmers, earning their livelihood by working on land like most in Ethiopia. Until about three... Read more »