Women praying inside a 13th-century rock-hewn church in Lalibela, Ethiopia, Feb. 16, 2022.

Lalibela: A holy city in recovery amid ongoing conflict in Ethiopia

Conflict & Justice

Last year, control over the holy city of Lalibela went back and forth between the warring parties until federal forces retook it in December. To date, the city still lacks electricity and running water as residents attempt to return to daily life.

New civilian recruits for the FANO Amhara militia train at a stadium in Woldiya, Ethiopia, Feb. 20, 2022.

Despite lull in fighting, ethnic militias in Amhara continue to mobilize

Priest Ayalew Setegn in front of the religious school, Amhara, Ethiopia, Feb.17, 2022

After months of fighting, Ethiopia’s Amhara region tries to recover from war

A view of a tent camp set by migrants from the Middle East and elsewhere gathering at the Belarus-Poland border near Grodno, Belarus

EU officials accuse Belarus of creating a new migrant crisis

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Followers of Muqtada al-Sadr celebrate holding his posters, after the announcement of the results of the parliamentary elections in Tahrir Square, Baghdad, Iraq

Moqtada al-Sadr wins Iraq election

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Displaced Ethiopians from different towns in the Amhara region wait for aid distributions at a center for the internally displaced in Debark, in the Amhara region of northern Ethiopia, Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. 

Ethiopia officials accuse Tigray rebels of massacre as conflict expands


Tigrayan forces have killed more than 120 people in the neighboring Amhara region, according to Ethiopian officials. It’s the latest sign of how the 10-month conflict has extended far beyond Tigray, with deadly consequences.

A Taliban fighter stands guard over surrendered Afghan security members forces

Taliban takes over half of Afghanistan’s provincial capitals

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The Taliban has taken over half of Afghanistan’s provincial capitals, as it continues to make gains across the country. Also, the Venezuelan government and opposition are meeting for talks in Mexico. And, President Joe Biden is sending his special envoy for the Horn of Africa, Jeffrey Feltman, to push for stability in Ethiopia.

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

Global Politics

Michelle Gavin, a senior fellow for Africa studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, joined The World’s host Carol Hills to help make sense of the unfolding situation in Tigray.

A huge flag of Ethiopia waves with people sitting underneath it

In Ethiopia, a taste of home for displaced Yemenis


During the day, dozens of guests of all backgrounds crowd around long tables at Yemen Kings in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to share traditional Yemeni dishes like fahsa, a stew made out of beef or lamb.

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

From Sudan, Ethiopian refugees tell their stories


Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed claimed that no civilians were killed in weeks of active military operations in northern Tigray. Many Ethiopian refugees in Sudan told The World otherwise.