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How wearing shoes could eliminate one of the world’s most neglected tropical diseases
Podoconiosis is a painful, disfiguring condition, yet it’s astonishingly simple to prevent and treat – as a project in southern Ethiopia shows

Fred Harter in Dawro and Wolaita

17, Nov, 2022 @7:15 AM

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Food aid convoys enter Tigray for first time since ceasefire
Doctors and aid workers describe race against time to keep patients alive in northern Ethiopian region

Jason Burke in Johannesburg

16, Nov, 2022 @3:32 PM

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How has the world’s population grown since 1950?
The number of people in the world has tripled in 70 years. In this visual explainer, we examine where the growth has been – and how it will change in the future

Niels de Hoog, Pablo Gutiérrez, Liz Ford and Theresa Malone

14, Nov, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Tigray still without aid eight days after deal to end Ethiopia’s blockade
Humanitarian groups hope to deliver huge influx of food and medicine to millions facing famine and disease

Jason Burke in Johannesburg

10, Nov, 2022 @2:09 PM

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Race against time for sick patients after Ethiopia peace deal
Restart of aid imminent after surprise deal earlier this week brought prospect of end to blockade and one of Africa’s deadliest conflicts

Jason Burke and Lizzy Davies

05, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Stop Eritrea’s ‘war-funding diaspora tax’, say MPs and lords
UK parliamentarians call for inquiry into 2% levy on Eritreans abroad, amid fears that it fuels Tigray war

A Guardian reporter

04, Nov, 2022 @9:22 AM

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‘More dignity’: aid organisations switch to cash in drought-hit Ethiopia
Giving people money is said to be more efficient and empowering than in-kind aid such as sacks of grain

Fred Harter in Dasenech

03, Nov, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Invasive mosquito could disrupt Africa’s ‘landscape of malaria’ after cases rise
Insecticide-resistant newcomer caused unprecedented urban outbreak in Ethiopia and can survive the dry season, scientists say

Lizzy Davies

03, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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I resigned over war crimes against women and girls in Ethiopia. I want justice | Filsan Abdi
A year ago, I gave up my post in government in protest over the conflict and failure to hold perpetrators accountable. What has changed?

Filsan Abdi

02, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Ethiopians found in Malawi mass grave thought to have suffocated
Bodies tentatively identified as adults being secretly transported to South Africa on perilous ‘southern route’

Jason Burke in Johannesburg and Charles Pensulo in Lilongwe

01, Nov, 2022 @6:30 AM

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‘Sharing my story is a superpower’: the doctor living without a cure in Ethiopia
Fasika Teferra felt very alone when she was diagnosed with the incurable disease. Now the support group she founded helps others with the condition

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

27, Oct, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Tigray peace talks begin in South Africa but hopes low for halt to fighting
Violence has intensified recently as Ethiopia and TPLF seek to bolster their negotiating position

Jason Burke in Johannesburg

25, Oct, 2022 @6:05 PM

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