What is happening in Tigray? Ethiopia's brutal civil war explained
Tigray protesters
In Focus

What is happening in Tigray? Ethiopia's brutal civil war explained

In northern Ethiopia, millions have been displaced and thousands killed by government troops, and famine is looming
18 Jun 2021
The Week Unwrapped: Ethiopia, passwords and a plague of mice
A pair of rats
Podcast

The Week Unwrapped: Ethiopia, passwords and a plague of mice

Is the Ethiopian PM a hero or villain? Should the police have power over our passwords? And why are mice multiplying like rabbits in Australia?
18 Jun 2021
African countries appeal for Covid vaccines to fight third wave
Patients queue for a vaccination in Harare, Zimbabwe
In Depth

African countries appeal for Covid vaccines to fight third wave

New infections soar by more than 30% in eight of the continent’s nations in just a week
9 Jun 2021
Why Namibians have rejected ‘insulting’ €1bn German aid offer
German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass announces the deal with the Namibian government
In Depth

Why Namibians have rejected ‘insulting’ €1bn German aid offer

Ethnic leaders are demanding €440bn in reparations for killing of up to 75,000 people
4 Jun 2021
Climate change: what is ‘the point of no return’?
COP25
In Depth

Climate change: what is ‘the point of no return’?

UK preparing to host COP26 as scientists warn of need for urgent intervention
1 Jun 2021
Jacob Zuma’s corruption and fraud trial
Jacob Zuma
Getting to grips with . . .

Jacob Zuma’s corruption and fraud trial

Former South African president pleads not guilty to 18 charges linked to arms deal
27 May 2021
Why migrants are surging on Spain’s southern border with Morocco
Spanish Civil guards approach a migrant in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta
In Depth

Why migrants are surging on Spain’s southern border with Morocco

Rabat scales back border protections in retaliation over long-running Saharan dispute
19 May 2021

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How is Macron linked to death of Chad’s ‘ruthless’ president?
Emmanuel Macron welcomes Idriss Déby at the Elysee Palace in 2018
Unreported world

How is Macron linked to death of Chad’s ‘ruthless’ president?

Analysts say ‘French foreign policy blunder’ paved way for killing of Idriss Deby by rebel group
27 Apr 2021
French government ‘enabled foreseeable’ Rwandan genocide
Paul Kagame and Emmanuel Macron in 2018
Getting to grips with . . .

French government ‘enabled foreseeable’ Rwandan genocide

Investigation finds that Paris ‘did nothing to stop’ slaughter of 800,000 people in 1994 mass killings
20 Apr 2021
Islamic State looks to Africa to rebuild
Suspected Isis fighters in Baghouz, Syria
Unreported world

Islamic State looks to Africa to rebuild

Alliances with local militants offer lifeline after collapse of self-declared caliphate
8 Apr 2021
Could violence in Tigray spiral into genocide?
A small number of Tigrayan activists outside the UN in New York
In Depth

Could violence in Tigray spiral into genocide?

Almost 200 civilians killed by Ethiopia and Eritrean military forces in latest human rights abuse in region
8 Apr 2021
Missiles, ransoms and awe
A missile takes off
Podcast

Missiles, ransoms and awe

Does the US still need ballistic missiles? Why is Boko Haram releasing schoolgirl hostages? And do we need to experience more awe?
5 Mar 2021
New Ebola outbreak: what you need to know
Health workers
Getting to grips with . . .

New Ebola outbreak: what you need to know

Guinea declares epidemic after first deaths since 2016
15 Feb 2021
Peace talk politicians kicked out of hotels over $50m unpaid bill
President of South Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit waves during
Unreported world

Peace talk politicians kicked out of hotels over $50m unpaid bill

Hundreds of South Sudanese officials have lived in luxurious establishments for years during failed negotiations
9 Feb 2021
The Year Unwrapped: Safety, Kenya and Marx reborn
Karl Marx
Podcast

The Year Unwrapped: Safety, Kenya and Marx reborn

Would we rather be safe than free? Is Kenya finally realising its potential? And is Generation Z really dabbling with Marxism?
31 Dec 2020
2020 Quiz of the Year
Quiz of the year
In Brief

2020 Quiz of the Year

Have you been paying attention to the year’s biggest events?
26 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘The emperor runs out of clothes’
Philip Green
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘The emperor runs out of clothes’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 2 December
2 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘Relax. Joe Biden will be sworn in’
A Joe Biden supporter waves a flag outside her home.
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘Relax. Joe Biden will be sworn in’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 12 November
12 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: US was ‘lucky to get Trump’
Donald Trump
In Depth

Instant Opinion: US was ‘lucky to get Trump’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 11 November
11 Nov 2020
Why Ethiopia may be heading for civil war
A member of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front holding an assault rifle.
In Brief

Why Ethiopia may be heading for civil war

Military seizes airport and shuts off internet in northern Tigray region as rebels reject PM Abiy Ahmed
10 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: the most important election of a lifetime
Donald Trump makes a campaign stop in Miami, Florida.
In Depth

Instant Opinion: the most important election of a lifetime

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 2 November
2 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: Britain needs ‘bold British foreign policy’
Joe Biden speaks at the Iowa Federation Labor Convention
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Britain needs ‘bold British foreign policy’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 26 October
26 Oct 2020
Coronavirus: why Africa had such a low Covid-19 death rate
Healthcare workers in Kenya check a patients temperature while dressed in PPE.
In Depth

Coronavirus: why Africa had such a low Covid-19 death rate

Two experts explain how the continent defied expectations during the pandemic
9 Oct 2020
How Covid set back the global fight against extreme poverty
Argentinians wait for covid tests
In Depth

How Covid set back the global fight against extreme poverty

Pandemic is reversing two decades of progress in raising living standards
8 Oct 2020
WHO aid workers offered ‘jobs for sex’ during Ebola outbreak
A woman suspected of suffering from Ebola is helped into a van by aid workers.
In Brief

WHO aid workers offered ‘jobs for sex’ during Ebola outbreak

More than 50 women allege abuse by men who said they were international aid providers
30 Sep 2020
Quiz of The Week: 12 - 18 September
Venus
In Brief

Quiz of The Week: 12 - 18 September

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
18 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: Internal Market Bill ‘isn’t radical enough’
Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Internal Market Bill ‘isn’t radical enough’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 17 September
17 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: Xi Jinping is ‘world’s most dangerous man’
Xi Jinping
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Xi Jinping is ‘world’s most dangerous man’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 15 September
15 Sep 2020
Quiz of The Week: 5 - 11 September
Boris Johnson
In Brief

Quiz of The Week: 5 - 11 September

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
11 Sep 2020
Quiz of The Week: 29 August - 4 September
Rishi Sunak
In Depth

Quiz of The Week: 29 August - 4 September

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
4 Sep 2020
Quiz of The Week: 22-28 August
Boris Johnson
In Brief

Quiz of The Week: 22-28 August

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
28 Aug 2020
Quiz of The Week: 15 - 21 August
Gavin Williamson
In Brief

Quiz of The Week: 15 - 21 August

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21 Aug 2020
Mali coup: why the president resigned
Protesters greet soldiers in the Malian capital Bamako
In Brief

Mali coup: why the president resigned

Senior military figures including an air force major-general are now in charge of the West African nation
19 Aug 2020
Quiz of The Week: 8 - 14 August
Cheese
In Brief

Quiz of The Week: 8 - 14 August

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
14 Aug 2020