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Dr. David Nabarro

British Pick for WHO Head Described by Some Collea…

23 May, 2017

By William Davison for The Messenger Former colleagues of the British government’s candidate for the top job at the World Health Organization (WHO) describe him as a skilled, intelligent manager but one who is also controlling and sometimes intimidating toward his staff.


Yonatan Tsegaye Regassa

Ethiopian Politician Yonatan Tesfaye Guilty of Ter…

16 May, 2017

Ethiopian opposition politician Yonatan Tesfaye has been found guilty of encouraging terrorism for comments he made on Facebook. Yonatan Tesfaye now faces a sentence of up to 20 years.

Tech News


Opera to spend $100m to 'grow African digital econ…

15 May, 2017

Opera Software is a mainstay of the African mobile scene, with its Opera Mini browser being used by people across the continent thanks to data-saving features.


France Election Result

Emmanuel Macron Elected President of France (with …

07 May, 2017

PARIS (AP) - Political newcomer Emmanuel Macron will be France’s next president, pollsters projected Sunday night, delivering a resounding victory to an unabashedly pro-European former investment banker and strengthening France’s place as a central pillar of the European Union.

Opinion & Analysis


Dr. Tedros Adhanom

WHO is Going to Fall Headlong into an Abyss of Dec…

22 May, 2017

By Netsanet Zeleke Well, I perfectly recognize the fact that people like me have no power to change the natural or the unnatural, if you will, course of things that may negatively affect billions of people on our planet. But, thanks God, we are, at least, able to air our grievances and feelings whenever we need to do so. This letter from the heart of ‘Ethiopia’, Addis Ababa, is hence, meant to express some timely concerns about who is leading WHO...


Teddy Afro and Tewdros Kassa-hun

22 May, 2017

By Prof. Al Mariam Author’s Note: This month the Ethiopian popular music megastar Tewdros “Teddy Afro” Kassahun released his “Ethiopia” album, which quickly topped the World Albums Billboard chart during the week of May 15. This “commentary” consists of an English translation of Tewdros’ recent Amharic interview with reporter Elias Meseret of EthioNewsflash following the release of that album.


Tedros Adhanom for WHO

Who for WHO? A Top Leader of a Terrorist Organiza…

15 May, 2017

By Prof. Al Mariam Author’s Note: In this commentary, I make the case against Tedros Adhanom, a top leader of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front, a terrorist organization, who is a finalist for the director-general position at the World Health Organization.




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