South Sudanese children play at a refugee camp in northern Uganda.
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Refugee law puts humanitarianism above considerations of state sovereignty.
A woman receives food aid at a distribution centre in Ethiopia.
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The origins of Ethiopia’s food crisis can be traced to a bitter feud between Eritrean and Tigrayan liberation fighters.
Phone surveys were used to gather data in Ethiopia.
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Our work highlights the potential of phone surveys to monitor active and large-scale conflicts.
The Monastery of Abunä Abraham in Ger'alta, eastern Tigray, Ethiopia.
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Heritage sites are sources of historical pride, indigenous knowledge and cultural identity.
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We used satellite imagery to track the decline of vegetation since the civil war began.
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500 million people live in 19 African countries deemed “water insecure”.
International Committee of the Red Cross workers prepare bags with bodies of government soldiers to be handed over in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, in 2015.
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Nearly all of the 129 aid workers killed on the job in 2021 were from the countries where they lost their lives.
Tigray’s al-Nejashi Mosque, one of Africa’s oldest Islamic sites, was damaged in December 2020.
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Many of the artefacts Ethiopia is famous for are found in Tigray. Their continued destruction could lead to irreversible culture shock and social collapse.
Some of the ancient manuscripts Jihadists burnt in Timbuktu in 2013 during civil conflict in Mali.
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Protecting the continent’s historical artefacts requires political will from governments – and a reawakening of cultural conscience among Africans.
Ethiopian refugees fleeing the Tigray region.
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Mental health problems are major indirect consequences of armed conflicts and can have short-term and long-term effects on people.
People receiving medical treatment at the entrance hall of Ayder Referral Hospital in Mekele, the capital of Tigray region, Ethiopia.
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Unless special attention is given to conflict and HIV the war will undermine the achievement of the 2030 goals to end AIDS, discrimination, and new infections.
A landscape in Hogsback, South Africa, photographed in 1942 by J. Acocks (left) and in 2016 by J. du Toit
Repeat photography has been used to document vegetation change in Africa since the 1950s; in the last 30 years there’s been an explosion of interest.
Old picture of construction on Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam, which began generating power on February 20.
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The project violates colonial-era water rights but promises cheap and clean power to East Africa.
Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft crashed on 10 March 2019 killing all 157 people aboard. Mas Agung Wilis/NurPhoto via.
Industry has renewed confidence after Boeing made commitments to redesign aircraft and train pilots
The Djenne market in Mali. Affordable food and safe markets are important for food security.
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Food security has six dimensions: availability, access, stability, utilisation, agency and sustainability.
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Addis may be shaping up to look like the modern city that the government wants, but it is yet to meet the needs of most residents.
Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki (L) and Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed at an event in Ethiopia in 2018.
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The war in Tigray appears to have boosted Eritrea’s efforts at regional pre-eminence. But it could backfire.
World Health Organisation Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
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Humanitarians are stuck in a dilemma: challenging practices that cause suffering could risk access to the vulnerable people they serve.
Workers packaging honey for sale in Mekele, Ethiopia.
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Countries like Ethiopia, Mali and Guinea find it difficult to access the US market.
Kwame Nkrumah favoured continental federalism but worked against its practice in Ghana.
Ghana lost its federalism due to mistaken political choices and missed opportunities, suggesting that other federations in Africa might well be at similar risk.