Aboard canoes, motorboats and kayaks fashioned from papyrus stems, the faithful converge on a lake in central Ethiopia to celebrate the Orthodox holiday of Epiphany, known locally as "Timkat". Lake Ziway is at the heart of annual celebrations to mark the baptism of Christ, the holiest day.
Analysis - China's new Foreign Minister Qin Gang wrapped up his first international tour to Africa this week, during which he visited five diverse countries -- Ethiopia, Gabon, Benin, Angola and Egypt -- and stressed that China does not see the continent as an arena for a power struggle between the West and Beijing.
A court in the Tigray regional state capital Mekelle has released three of the five Tigray Television journalists who were detained for the past eight months accused by local authorities of "collaborating and disseminating enemy propaganda."
Opinion - In the last several months, Somali government soldiers fighting Al-Shabaab have made substantial advancements against the group. Clans sprung up in opposition to the armed organization, and the government intended for them to expand. Although government troops have been successful in their fight against the terrorist group, analysts believe that it will be challenging for them to sustain those victories while still honoring their responsibilities to the local people.
Opinion - Lielt Tadesse's clothes shop relied heavily on supplies from merchants such as Shein, which she received through website-based shipping to DHL pickup sites. She claims that recently introduced laws and taxation procedures have made it incredibly challenging to maintain her firm functioning at a regular and predictable profit.