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Somali troops may have been drawn into Ethiopia’s civil war

The Mail & Guardian spoke to Somalis about their relatives who disappeared after signing up for military training and fear they may have been killed

Starvation crisis looms as aid groups seek urgent Tigray access

Humanitarians sound alarm for millions of people in need of emergency assistance in Ethiopia’s conflict-hit northern region

Fact-based journalism is best

Governments around the world are imitating the work of independent media and repurposing it for propaganda

Pandemic of human rights abuses haunts governments in East and Southern Africa

In a year defined by Covid-19, human rights violations, including massacres of civilians and crackdowns on opposition parties, have plagued these regions

A glimpse into the future of government propaganda

The Ethiopian government has created its own ‘fact-checking’ unit — and it is not the only government to do so.

Carlos on the difference a peace prize makes

What a difference a year makes.

It’s not too late to silence the guns in Ethiopia

An open letter from civil society organisations, from across the African continent calls, for an end to the conflict in Ethiopia

African leaders must continue to press for talks: Ethiopia is too big to fail

The conflict in Ethiopia could spill over into the entire Horn of Africa region. AU and regional leaders need to step up their efforts to de-escalate the situation

Blackout makes it hard to report on Ethiopia’s civil war

Between a communications shutdown and tight restrictions on movement, reporters — and the world — knows little about what is going on in Tigray. But the little that is emerging is terrible

Ethiopia is about to cross the point of no return

As the conflict between the national government and Tigray escalates, the window for intervention is closing fast

Editorial: Cyril must embrace his AU role

There are several African conflicts that require urgent attention

Abiy Ahmed won a Nobel peace prize. Now Ethiopia is on the brink of civil war

Even as the prime minister was being feted in Oslo last year, the seeds of this conflict were being sown.

Polls in Ethiopia’s Tigray set to escalate standoff with Abiy

In recent days Abiy's office has instructed the Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority to call journalists working for foreign media outlets to pressure them not to cover the vote

State of democracy in Africa: Changing leaders doesn’t change politics

The Bertelsmann Transformation Index Africa Report 2020, A Changing of the Guards or A Change of Systems?, suggests that we should be cautious about the prospects for rapid political improvements

In the face of the pandemic, human rights are a necessity

The Covid-19 pandemic is throwing the poor governance of some African countries into sharp relief

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