We’ve forgotten that a dark world still lies beyond the Middle East

This may be uncomfortable to read – it’s equally uncomfortable to write – but if images of biblical suffering return to our screen, and there is a lull in the coverage of Syria, Yemen or the rest of the Middle East cluster-chaos, then Ethiopia’s chances will improve

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South Sudan ceasefire talks delayed

Mediators said it was now unclear if South Sudanese rebels would start face-to-face peace talks with the government on Saturday, dampening hopes of a swift end to weeks of ethnic fighting in the world's youngest state.