There's no end in sight to Ethiopia's Tigray conflict following days of airstrikes by federal government forces.
Aid workers inside Ethiopia have warned that hostilities will only aggravate the humanitarian situation in the Tigray region. Clashes have already driven hundreds of thousands of people into famine-like conditions.
In this edition: The United States says the conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia amounts to "ethnic cleansing". Our Observers team bring us a special report on the fighting. Also, after one year of Covid-19 in Africa, we look at where the continent stands now in its fight against the pandemic. Finally, we meet the female rappers making waves in Mali’s music scene.
15 Dec 2020
Among the thousands of people fleeing the five-week-old conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region are a few dozen men, women and children from Eritrea, one of the world's most authoritarian states. They were already living as refugees in Tigray, which had long been a safe haven for them during years of conflict in Eritrea. But when Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government launched a military operation against Tigray's ruling party, the Eritrean refugees' illusion of safety was shattered as violence escalated around their camps.
7 Dec 2020
UN given complete aid access to Ethiopia's Tigray region
5 Dec 2020
With many Ethiopian refugees fleeing conflict in the Tigray region, Sudan's Um Raquba reception camp is becoming overcrowded, which left some scrambling to find an adequate shelter and enough food to keep them from going hungry. More than 45,000 people have escaped from northern Ethiopia since November 4, after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ordered military operations against leaders of Tigray's ruling party in response to its alleged attacks on federal army camps.
22 Nov 2020
Two cities in the Amhara region have been struck by rockets fired by forces from the neighboring Tigray region, the government has claimed. Hundreds of people have been killed so far this month in a spiraling conflict.
10 Nov 2020
Violence continues in Ethiopia as the country's military says it is "pounding targets with precision" in the northern Tigray region. Our correspondent reports. Also, Ivory Coast's constitutional court has validated President Alassane Ouattara's reelection to a third term. But opposition leaders continue to call for the formation of a rival transitional government. And as the world reacts to the election of Joe Biden, so too does Africa. While heads of state struck a diplomatic tone, NGOs and activists made it clear that Donald Trump will not be missed.
20 Sep 2020
Ethiopia's Tigray region has held elections in a show of defiance against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. He's called the vote illegal, but says the federal government will not respond with force. Also, it's a diplomatic milestone for Somaliland as the breakaway self-declared nation opens a de facto embassy in Taiwan. Somalia and China have condemned the partnership. And we speak to the founder of Little Africa 2.0. It's a cultural centre set to open in Paris's Goutte d'Or neighborhood - one epicentre of the African diaspora.