Trachoma can lead to blindness if left untreated.
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Trachoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness.
A woman shelters in a church in the Central African Republic after deadly 2014 attacks involving Muslim and Christian fighters.
Bad governance and political manoeuvring increase the risk of communal conflicts
The government of President Idriss Deby in Chad blocked citizens’ internet access for 16 months.
Social media is shaping Africa’s political engagement in diverse and complex ways.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s notion of “medemer” could have united Ethiopians, but seems to have failed.
EPA-EFE/ALESSANDRO DI MEO
Politicians, activists and media outlets continue to deconstruct old narratives and perpetuate new grievances. Nobody, however, is as busy reconstructing a new, inclusive story.
The thread that holds Ethiopia together could be unravelling.
Calls for secession in Ethiopia could destabilise the entire nation.
Young men in the traditional attire of southern Ethiopia’s Sidama people.
The already extremely fragile political condition cannot handle any further instability and chaos.
An Eritrean migrant leaves a detention facility near Nitzana in the Negev Desert in Israel, near border with Egypt.
The flow of unaccompanied minors from Eritrea has become the subject of international concern.
Parliament House of Ghana.
Ghana is taking advantage of its strategic location in Africa
Digitisation includes the delivery of agronomic advice and information via text messaging and interactive voice response.
There have been some positive strides made in getting smallholders involved in digital agriculture in Africa
Street life, Addis Ababa.
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Development should not be pursued at the expense of the very people who helped to create value and meaning in the city.
The displaced populations within Ethiopia could destabilise the entire country.
Ethiopia's internally displaced populations are a stain on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's first term in office.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in China in April. His country has been shaken by a coup attempt in its Amhara region.
EPA-EFE/Alexei NikolskySputnik/Kremlin Pool
Ethiopia's regional governance system is doing more harm than good.
In Ethiopia, boys are more likely to go to school than girls are. Role models can change this.
Oromo children saved from slavery.
Supplied by author
Book adds a great deal to our understanding of how children were ensnared into the Indian Ocean slave trade.
Sudanese protesters outside of the military headquarters in Khartoum.
People in Sudan are determined to provide a new political path and need to guide candidates who want to lead the country.
Speaker of Rwanda’s Chamber of Deputies Donatille Mukabalisa on international women’s day. Rwanda is a trend-setter in female representation.
In many African states power is concentrated in the executive branch. That's why women's representation in cabinet matters.
New research holds promise of a shorter treatment course for people with drugresistant- TB.
New research shows that the treatment of drug resistant-TB can be reduced from the current duration of 20 to 24 months to less than a year.
Emperor Tewodros II giving an audience surrounded by lions.
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Ethiopia is a storytelling nation in which Emperor Tewodros has a special place.
A Boeing 737 taxies at Manchester Airport in the United Kingdom.
The 737 Max is the best-selling airliner ever. But two have crashed in five months, killing 346, damaging Boeing's future and raising questions about the increasing sophistication of cockpit technology.
Teff sorting in Ethiopia.
Ethiopia's teff plant is gluten-free and demand is growing. The country needs to upgrade its harvesting to reap the rewards.