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The astonishing life and music of Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou, the Ethiopian nun who has died at 99


Her exquisite piano compositions drew fans to the Jerusalem monastery where she lived after fleeing Ethiopia, in a stunning fourth act to her life.

In this Tuesday, May 11, 2021, file photo, Ethiopian government soldiers ride in the back of a truck on a road leading to Abi Adi, in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia.

Fighting continues in Ethiopia amid UN call for human rights probe

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A huge flag of Ethiopia waves with people sitting underneath it

In Ethiopia, a taste of home for displaced Yemenis

Ethiopian American Musician Meklit Hadero hosts an ongoing series at The World about stories of music and migration.

Ethiopian American musician Meklit Hadero: ‘We use music to talk about the things that are hard to talk about’

A doctor wearing a plaid shirt and slacks leans over a patient in a blue metal bed.

From Sudan, Ethiopian refugees tell their stories

Tigray refugee children sing and dance inside a tent run by UNICEF for children's activities, in Umm Rakouba refugee camp in Qadarif, eastern Sudan, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020.

Ethiopians struggle to reach loved ones inside the Tigray region


Many citizens of Ethiopia say they’ve been unable to reach their families in the embattled northwest corner of the country. Yet access for journalists is very limited, making details hard to verify.

Ethiopia’s Tigray leader confirms firing missiles at Eritrea

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The leader of Ethiopia’s rebellious Tigray region has confirmed firing missiles at neighboring Eritrea’s capital and is threatening more, marking a huge escalation as the deadly fighting in northern Ethiopia between Tigray forces and the federal government spills across an international border.

Several people are shown standing and sitting at a tea room with several wearing face masks.

As Ethiopia’s conflict rages, ethnic targeting turns deadly

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An Amnesty International report suggests that scores, perhaps hundreds, of civilians in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, were “hacked to death” in the streets of a single town has sent already dangerous tensions soaring.

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Why Ethiopia erupted over a musician’s killing


Haacaaluu Hundeessaa was a powerful political voice for the Oromo ethnic group. His death is just the latest in nearly a year of troubling developments in Ethiopia, and has become a rallying cry for the opposition to speak out against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

A mass of protesters wearing white and carrying Ethiopian flags gather in the street

Uptick in church burnings raises alarm in Ethiopia


These incidents of arson and murder come at a time when tensions between the country’s ethnic groups  —  including Oromo, Amhara and Tigrayan — are already high and causing divisions.