It comes as minutes seen by VICE World News reveal NGOs fear hundreds of thousands of people are at risk of starvation unless aid agencies are given access to the region.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has given the Tigray regional forces a 72-hour ultimatum to surrender. So far they haven’t.
Tundu Lissu is the main contender standing in the way of Tanzanian president John Magufuli’s attempt at securing a second term in office.
Suspensions were placed on the West African nation following a bloodless coup in August.
A swarm of 40 million locusts eats the same amount of food in one day as about 35,000 humans, threatening the livelihoods of millions of people.
A River Nile dam project has caused tension between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan. Ethiopia has now moved forward with the project before reaching an agreement with either country.
Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s attempts to appease pro-democracy demonstrators over the past several months were deemed inefficient.
Fourteen demonstrators were killed as thousands of young people took to the streets demanding the resignation of President Keita following accusations of election fraud.
Protests following the assassination of prominent activist and musician Hachalu Hundesa has nudged Abiy Ahmed to roll back some freedoms in Africa's second-most populous nation.