Viewpoint: How Ethiopia is undermining the African Union

image copyrightOffice of the Prime Minister Ethiopia took the lead in creating Africa’s continental organisation, the African Union (AU), but Ethiopia analyst Alex de Waal argues that its actions are now jeopardising the body’s founding…

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Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: What does it mean for the east Africa region?

Fighting between Ethiopia’s central government and its northern Tigray region is threating stability beyond its borders. If the conflict turns into a prolonged war it has the potential to destabilise the entire Horn of Africa…

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Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: PM claims capture of regional capital Mekelle

image copyrightGetty Images Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says government forces are now “fully in control” of the regional capital of the northern Tigray region. The army earlier entered Mekelle as it stepped up its…

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Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: Army claims advance on several towns

image copyrightGetty Images Ethiopia’s military claims it has seized control of several towns in the northern region of Tigray. The army has been locked in conflict with the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) for weeks.…

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Tigray crisis: Ethiopian soldiers accused of blocking border with Sudan

The number of refugees fleeing the northern Tigray region of Ethiopia – where federal and regional forces are engaged in fighting – has reduced drastically after soldiers were deployed to the border with Sudan. The…

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African Champions League: Al Ahly beat Zamalek

Magdy’s 88th-minute winner settled an entertaining match in which his side had gone ahead early through Amr El Soleya, only for Shikabala to cancel that out before half-time with a world-class effort of his own.…

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Nigeria’s Lekki shooting: What has happened so far at Lagos judicial panel

image copyrightGetty Images The shooting in Nigeria during a protest last month against police brutality at the Lekki toll gate in the commercial hub, Lagos, led to condemnation across the world. But beyond the fact…

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Diego Maradona: Tunisian referee Ali Bin Nasser relives ‘Hand of God’ match

Maradona, who died on Wednesday at the age of 60, beat several England players on a mazy dribble from just inside his own half before scoring to put Argentina 2-0 up, four minutes after scoring…

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Kenyans arrested at airport with ‘fake’ Covid certificates

image copyrightGetty Images Officials have arrested 21 people accused of attempting to use fake “Covid-free certificates” to travel from Kenya to the United Arab Emirates. It came after the UAE issued a visa ban on…

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Tigray crisis: Ethiopian government ‘forced into conflict’

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his government have been forced into conflict with the TPLF, the country’s attorney general Gedion Timothewos has said. “The attack perpetrated against the northern command and the previous provocations…

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