Abiy Ahmed

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is shown wearing a suit a face mask while walking next to First Lady Zinash Tayachew who is wearing a white and flower print dress.

Ethiopian PM begins 2nd term saying war exacts ‘heavy price’

Global Politics

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was sworn in Monday for a second five-year term running a country in the grip of a nearly year-long war against Tigray forces he described as “hateful” toward the nation.

Captured members of the Ethiopian National Defense Force are marched through the streets to prison under guard by Tigray Forces

‘Eritrean forces have to get out of Ethiopia,’ analyst says

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A woman is shown walking and wearing a face mask and blue t-shirt in a nearly empty dining hall with a sign in the nearground that says "Tokyo 2020."

Tokyo Olympics to allow spectators amid ongoing coronavirus crisis

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The British Embassy is shown in the distance through a closed metal gate with a Chinese paramilitary police officer standing guard.

China announces ban on British politicians, organizations

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

From Sudan, Ethiopian refugees tell their stories

Three Ethiopian travelers sit inside a blue bus with white-bordered windows, saying goodbye to someone whose arms rest on the window frame.

Tensions mount at Sudan-Ethiopia border as refugees flee Tigray conflict 


More than 50,000 Ethiopian refugees have fled the conflict in Tigray. With heightened insecurity at the Sudan-Ethiopia border, many refugees are reluctant to return home, despite the reassurance of a return to normal.

Passengers walk through a bus station in the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Nov. 6, 2020.

Ethiopians from conflict-torn Tigray region say they face ethnic profiling


Hundreds of arrest warrants have been issued against military personnel and civilians suspected of being involved with the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, but ordinary Tigrayans have claimed they too are being targeted.

Several young people are shown in shadow standing with the sun setting behind them in the distance.

UN: Ethiopia’s conflict has ‘appalling impact on civilians’

Conflict & Justice

Ethiopia’s situation is “spiraling out of control with appalling impact on civilians” and urgently needs outside monitoring, the United Nations human rights chief warned Wednesday.

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, left, is shown the way by Chinese President Xi Jinping before their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing,China, April 24, 2019.

As Ethiopia’s civil conflict intensifies, the future for Chinese investment is uncertain

On China's New Silk Road

China’s investments helped Ethiopia become one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. Now, the country is embroiled in a conflict that has displaced tens of thousands — and threatens to destabilize a region in which China is heavily invested.

Ethiopia’s Tigray leader confirms firing missiles at Eritrea

Conflict & Justice

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.