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Africa Rising – Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Elected to Top Global Health Post by Wide Margin

Africa Rising – Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Elected to Top Global Health Post by Wide Margin

Today the Member States of WHO elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of WHO. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia, and will begin his five-year term on 1 July 2017. Prior to his election as WHO’s next Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus served as Minister of Foreign […]

Ethiopian Girls Get Their Own Superheroes – VIDEO

Ethiopian Girls Get Their Own Superheroes – VIDEO

Three young Ethiopian girls use their superpowers to stop harmful practices against girls in rural areas and to promote access to school. That is the story behind “Tibeb Girls,” a new animated series developed in Ethiopia. “Tibeb Girls” is the first animated cartoon in which Ethiopian girls play not only the lead characters, but are […]

The Medieval Town Demanding for Alternative Investments

The Medieval Town Demanding for Alternative Investments

Residents of Lalibela, a historical town and home to the oldest and magnificent UNESCO registered rock-hewen churches, plea for diversification of investment opportunities besides the relatively well-to-do tourism sector. Famous for its distinctive monolithic rock-cut churches which date back to the 12th and 13th centuries, and being the living testimony to the unique medieval civilization […]

Why I Run – Exiled Oromo Runner Lilesa Speaks

Why I Run – Exiled Oromo Runner Lilesa Speaks

My name is Feyisa Lilesa. I am an exiled marathon runner from Ethiopia. I have not been back to my country since winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympic Games last August. In Rio, as I approached the finish line, I crossed my wrists above my head in solidarity with the men, women and […]

14th round of talks between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over Renaissance Dam fail

14th round of talks between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over Renaissance Dam fail

The 14th round of talks between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over the latter’s Renaissance Dam on the River Nile have failed. A statement by the Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation said on Tuesday that some remaining unresolved points will be discussed later, without announcing the date and place of the new meeting. The ministry pointed out […]

Nigeria Warns Ethiopian Airlines – Stop Collecting Unauthorised Charges

Nigeria Warns Ethiopian Airlines – Stop Collecting Unauthorised Charges

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has ordered Ethiopian Airlines to stop the collection of unauthorised charges forthwith. The order was contained in a statement signed by Sam Adurogboye, NCAA General Manager, Public Relations, on Sunday in Lagos. Mr. Adurogboye said these unauthorised charges referred to as “refundable deportation fee” is put at between $75 […]

The Significance of Gold in Ethiopian Culture

The Significance of Gold in Ethiopian Culture

According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, the history of gold extends back at least 6,000 years; the earliest identifiable, realistically dated finds had been made in Egypt and Mesopotamia 4000 BC. Egyptian wall reliefs from 2300 BC show gold in various stages of refining and mechanical working. During those ancient times, gold was mined from alluvial places. […]

Prime Minister Hailemariam Calls On Ethiopians in Saudi to Leave Country Before Amnesty Deadline

Prime Minister Hailemariam Calls On Ethiopians in Saudi to Leave Country Before Amnesty Deadline

Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn called on undocumented Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia to leave the country before the amnesty deadline that ends June 29 , 2017. In a press conference he gave in China in connection with the approaching Saudi amnesty deadline Friday the Premier said previously without prior notice thousands of Ethiopian repatriates were deported […]

Slave Labour? Death Rate Doubles for Migrant Domestic Workers in Lebanon

Slave Labour? Death Rate Doubles for Migrant Domestic Workers in Lebanon

A woman with a pink cloth wrapped around her head climbs out of a window on the fourth floor of a residential building. She peers at the ground far below, clutching onto the window ledge as voices in the background yell at her to come inside. Instead, she jumps, her scream lingering for four seconds […]

The World Needs Dr. Tedros Adhanom As Director General of WHO

The World Needs Dr. Tedros Adhanom As Director General of WHO

“Our world has changed. Today, we face unprecedented health threats – from pandemics, to antibiotic-resistant infections, to climate change. We need a strong and effective World Health Organization to meet these challenges, ” Candidate for WHO Chief Dr.Tedros Adhanom “A visionary leader, he guided Ethiopia and numerous global health organizations to achieve game-changing results and […]

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