Conflict between Eritrea and Tigray has long represented a destabilising fault line for Ethiopia as well as for the wider region.
The standoff between Abiy Ahmed and the armed forces in Tigray has already caused thousands to flee their homes.
As ever, civilians are caught in the middle of warring ethnic groups in this strife-torn region of Ethiopia.
The Ethiopian premier is manipulating ethnic rivalries to shift the agenda from democratic reform to authoritarianism.
The tensions that had been simmering between the Tigray People's Liberation Front and the Abiy administration eventually boiled over.
As political and military actions escalate, there is an immediate need for de-escalation and dialogue to promote peaceful resolution.
Food security in Tigray was becoming critical even before the current armed conflict.
Research on the genetic basis of mental illness has so far largely excluded anyone who is not of European heritage.
The best option to manage desert locusts is to manage them at their breeding sites with sustainable options, such as biopesticides.
Crisis grips Ethiopia as political divisions spill over into armed conflict and potential civil war looms.
Treaties are needed to govern water resource allocation in the Nile basin region. For this to happen it's critical to have accurate data on how much water there is.
Baxsan's tumultuous six-decade journey as a singer was irrevocably tied to Somalia's national identity and cultural history.
This invasive mosquito thrives in the type of habitat commonly found in urban areas. This means that malaria could become more prevalent in African cities.
The global cost of lost productivity due to depression and anxiety disorders is jarring. Around 4.7 billion days of productivity a year are lost.
Regreening Africa works directly with 500,000 households to restore one million hectares of agricultural land.
The full benefits of digital democracy are being thwarted by digital exclusion that is driven by the high cost of data.
America has historically been a strong Ethiopia ally, but this latest move to withhold foreign direct assistance has thrown its loyalty into question.
New survey shows the impact of coronavirus lockdowns on young people in Vietnam, India, Ethiopia and Peru.
Despite previous threats by Egypt of military action, a war of over the Nile waters is not a serious possibility.
An historical perspective on the politics, dominance and conflicts over the dams on the Nile is useful.