Girmay Gebru and four others were taken from a café in the regional capital Mekelle, witnesses say.
Viewers are asking why most contestants in the reality show are white in the majority-black country.
Ivory Coast and Ghana start using Covid vaccines provided by a scheme to help poorer nations.
A reward system for kidnappers is fuelling mass abductions of students in northern Nigeria.
There were mixed fortunes for South African clubs in two delayed African Champions League ties.
A team of Islamic scholars in South Africa is on a mission to some dangerous and drug-infested areas.