‘They Told Us Not to Resist’: Sexual Violence Pervades Ethiopia’s War

Rape is being used as a weapon as fighting rages in remote parts of Tigray region. “Even if we had shouted,” one woman said, “there was no one to listen.”

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Eritrea Agrees to Withdraw Troops from Tigray, Ethiopia Says

The announcement comes amid mounting international condemnation of atrocities in Tigray, and days after an American presidential envoy visited Ethiopia’s prime minister.

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The Life of a Soldier

New books look at what it was like to be in the Roman military 2,000 years ago and in the American military today.

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Prominent French Intellectual Steps Down Amid Accusations of Incest

Olivier Duhamel, TV commentator and luminary of Sciences Po University, quits in a scandal involving the French literary and political elite.

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Prominent French Intellectual Falls to Accusations of Incest

Olivier Duhamel, TV commentator and luminary of Sciences Po University, quits in a scandal involving the French literary and political elite.

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A Continent Where the Dead Are Not Counted

All 54 African countries put together have registered fewer Covid deaths than France. That doesn’t mean people aren’t dying from the virus.

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Coronavirus Slams Broken, Embattled Yemen

Lacking equipment, expertise and authority, a divided, war-torn country bobbles a response to a surging pandemic.

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Ukrainian Prison Décor

Personalized spaces of the incarcerated.

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Surveillance Won’t Stop the Coronavirus

Access to adequate health care, including protective equipment and sufficient testing, will do more good than another hackathon.

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