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Historic structures, coffee aroma.

Ethiopia is one of the African countries that have always been on my bucket list for years

- Daily Monitor - UG

News24.com | Cops rescue Ethiopian businessman lured from OR Tambo airport.

Three men have been arrested after allegedly luring an Ethiopian businessman into a trap and then demanding a ransom from his family, Gauteng police have said.

- News24.com - ZA

African Leaders Join G-7 Summit to Discuss Migration.

The second and final day of the Group of Seven leading democracies annual summit is under way in Taormina, Italy, with several African heads of state joining the talks. Host Italy wants to draw attention to the migration crisis and the dangerous Mediterranean crossings taken by tens of thousands of people looking for a ...

- Voice of America - US

Disharmony at G7 as Trump plays his own tune.

Taormina, Italy, May 27 - G7 nations risked unprecedented deadlock on Saturday as US President Donald Trump resisted pressure to sign up to joint positions on hot-button issues such as climate change, trade and migration. The Group of Seven leading democracies began the concluding day of their annual summit in discussions ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Hunter-gatherers win battle against Kenya government.

The Ogiek, one of the last remaining hunter-gatherer peoples of east Africa, live in the Mau forest complex in the Rift Valley

- Daily Monitor - UG

Abyei talks due to resume next week in Addis Ababa.

May 26, 2017 - The Sudanese committee for the administration of Abyei area said it has received an invitation from the African Union to resume the discussions with its South Sudanese counterpart on Tuesday. Ownership of Abyei, a disputed oil-producing region contested by Sudan and South Sudan, remained contentious even ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Ethiopia's Tedros Faces Challenges as New WHO Chief.

African delegates celebrated with ululations and high-fives when Ethiopia's Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was elected director-general of the World Health Organization earlier this week in Geneva. Now, Tedros faces a slew of challenges as he takes the helm of a sprawling organization with more than 7,000 employees in 150 ...

- Voice of America - US

Ethiopian Protester Sentenced to Six Years Behind Bars for Facebook Posts.

The 30-year-old activist has been an outspoken opponent of government's violent response to the popular protest movement. And he is not alone.

- Global Voices - US

News24.com | Ethiopian journalist jailed for talking to dissident.

Ethiopian journalist Getachew Shiferaw has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for speaking to a dissident, capping a case that rights groups have called an assault on press freedom.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Ethiopia charges 2 with terrorism over deadly stampede.

Ethiopia has charged two people with terrorism, saying they caused a stampede last year that killed dozens of people and led the government to declare a state of emergency.

- News24.com - ZA

Bringing the magic of drum culture alive.

THE First China International Drum Festival, which opened yesterday and runs until next Tuesday, offers free access to different drum cultures at VivoCity Shanghai. Drum teams from the Chinese mainland, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia and Ethiopia will perform by turns throughout the festival at the fifth-floor garden. Each ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Ethiopian journalist jailed for talking to dissident

Getachew has been in jail since his arrest in December 2015.

- Daily Nation - KE

Atsu, Wakaso, left out of Ghana squad

Christian Atsu and Mubarak Wakaso are left out of Ghana's squad for next month's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia.

- BBC - UK

The Latest: Romanian police detain 7 migrants near Hungary

MADRID " The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis :___3:25 p.m.Romanian border police say they have detained seven migrants from Ethiopia and Eritrea who are suspected of trying to illegally cross the border...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Ethiopia jails opposition politician Yonatan Tesfaye

Former opposition spokesperson sentenced over posts criticising the government's response to Oromo protests.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Ethiopia charges 2 with terrorism over deadly stampede

Ethiopia has charged two people with terrorism, saying they caused a stampede last year that killed dozens of people and led the government to declare a state of emergency.

- FOX News - US

Ethiopia charges 2 with terrorism over deadly stampede

- Townhall.com - US

UN Human Rights Council: Addressing the pervasive human rights crisis in Ethiopia

Joint LettersUN Human Rights Council: Addressing the pervasive human rights crisis in EthiopiaMay 25, 2017Freedom House joins with civil society organizations to urge the UN Human Rights Council to prioritise and address through joint statements the ongoing human rights crisis in Ethiopia.

- Freedom House - US

The Election of Dr. Tedros as WHO Director-General Isn't Exactly Uniting Ethiopians

"You won a free election, congratulations. Now, why don't you try that here in #Ethiopia?!"

- Global Voices - US

Ethiopia jails opposition politician for six years over Facebook post | Reuters

By Aaron Maasho | ADDIS ABABA ADDIS ABABA An Ethiopian court sentenced an opposition politician to six and a half years in prison on Thursday over a series of anti-government comments on Facebook that it said encouraged terrorist acts, his lawyer said.Yonatan Tesfaye, a former spokesperson for the opposition Semayawi Party, ...

- Firstpost - IN

Ethiopian court jails politician for over 6 years

Former opposition spokesperson Yonatan Tesfaye sentenced over posts criticising the government's response to protests.

- Al Jazeera - QA

For 4,500 years, Stone Age humans returned to this mysterious cave

45,000 years ago in Ethiopia, humans built a paint workshop and used it for millennia.

- Ars Technica UK - US

New WHO chief: Planned US funding cuts not a 'closed issue'

GENEVA " The new head of the World Health Organization doesn't believe the Trump administration's calls to slash funding for international aid and U.N. agencies like his is a "closed issue."Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, an Ethiopian...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

AU-EU joint space-based initiative calls for proposals

Addis Ababa May 25, 2017 The African Union and the European Union on Tuesday launched the call for proposals for the space-based initiative dubbed the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa Grants. At a ceremony held in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, the two institutions said it is an open invitation for ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Ethiopia opens Sh371bn gap on Kenya's economy

Ethiopia has opened a Sh371.8 billion gap on Kenya's economy fuelled by a decade of double-digit GDP growth.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

New WHO Chief Stresses Health as Human Right

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the World Health Organization’s newly elected director-general, says health as a human right is at the core of his vision for the organization he soon will lead. The former Ethiopian health and foreign minister is the first African chosen to head the organization, which was created 69 years ...

- Voice of America - US

New WHO DG hails from Ethiopia

The World Health Organisation has elected its first director-general from Africa, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia.

- Cape Times - SA

News24.com | Ethiopian journalist faces jail for talking to dissident

A court in Ethiopia has convicted a journalist of encouraging revolt for a message he sent to a man the government considers to be a terrorist.

- News24.com - ZA

WHO boss urges expanded donor base

THE World Health Organization should expand its donor base to better withstand the “shock” from planned deep budget cuts in Washington, Tedros Adhanom, the newly elected agency head, said yesterday. A day after he became the first African to head the WHO, the former Ethiopian health minister told reporters in ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Ethiopia celebrates first African leader of the World Health Organization

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus hopes to expand healthcare access for the world's poor. But his tenure as former Ethiopian health minister has not been without controversy.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Ethiopia's former health minister, has been elected to lead the World Health Organization.

GENEVA " Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Ethiopia's former health minister, has been elected to lead the World Health Organization. .

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Ethiopian elected WHO head, Pakistani eliminated in 1st round voting

United Nations, May 24 Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus became the first African Director-General of the World Health Organisation Aafter he defeated British and Pakistani candidates in Tuesday's elections in Geneva. Former Pakistan Health Minister Sania Nishtar was eliminated in the first of three rounds of voting, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

India will achieve SDG-3 targets in health sector: Nadda

, May 24 :Congratulating Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former Ethiopian health minister for becoming the Director-General of the World Health Organisation , Union Minister J.P. Nadda said India looks forward to working with him to build a strong, resilient health system, especially in developing countries, and to ...

- Sify - IN

Ethiopia's Tedros elected new WHO chief

Former Ethiopian health minister beat David Nabarro and Sania Nishtar in the race to lead the UN public health body The post Ethiopia's Tedros elected new WHO chief appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

WHO Elects Former Ethiopian Official as New Director-General

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former Ethiopian government official who led a major expansion of his country's health-care system, was elected Tuesday as the World Health Organization's new director-general.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Ethiopia's Tedros wins WHO race, first African to get top job

Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus won the race to be the next head of the World Health Organisation on Tuesday, becoming the first African to lead the United Nations agency.

- BDNews24 - BD

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus elected next WHO Director General

Members States of the World Health Organization on Tuesday 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.

- MercoPress - FK

Ethiopia's Tedros wins WHO race, first African to get top job

GENEVA - Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus won the race to be the next head of the World Health Organisation on Tuesday, becoming the first African to lead the United Nations agency.

- Reuters - US

W.H.O. Elects Ethiopia’s Tedros as First Director General From Africa

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia was chosen after a closed session of world health ministers.

- International NY Times - US

News24.com | WHO reform a top priority for Ethiopia's Tedros

The first African to head the World Health Organisation, Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom, says he aims to replicate his success in turning around his country's healthcare system on the global stage.

- News24.com - ZA

Ethiopia's Tedros elected to head WHO

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle May 23, 2017, - Ethiopia's former health and foreign minister has been elected as the new director general of World Health Organisation at an election held on Tuesday afternoon in Geneva. Tedros defeated Dr David Nabarrag of Britain and Dr Sania Nishtar of Pakistan in an election that took place at WHO ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

3.3 Million-Year-Old Fossil Sheds Light On How The Spine Evolved

It's hard evidence that the type of spinal segmentation and numbering found in modern humans emerged 3.3 million years ago, the scientists say. The remarkable fossil was discovered in Ethiopia.

- NPR - US

World Health Organization gets first leader from Africa

Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to head agency amid calls for reform.

- Nature - UK

Ethiopian Elected to Head World Health Organization

Ethiopian official Tedros Adhanom Gheybreysus has been elected director-general of the World Health Organization. Tedros won the post in two rounds of balloting Tuesday, defeating Dr. David Nabarro of Britain and Dr. Sania Nishtar, a Pakistani cardiologist. The vote by 185 member states took place by secret ballot after the ...

- Voice of America - US

The pros and cons of commercial farming models in Africa

Workers harvesting from a commercial farm in Ethiopia. Reuters/Barry MaloneColonialism brought large-scale farming to Africa, promising modernisation and jobs – but often dispossessing people and exploiting workers. Now, after several decades of independence, and with investor interest growing, African governments are ...

- The Conversation - UK

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Ethiopian wins top WHO job

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus chosen as new boss of the World Health Organization

- BBC - UK

Ethiopia's Tedros elected first African to head WHO

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia will be the first African to lead the World Health Organization following his election Tuesday as director-general.

- UPI - US

Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom elected to top UN health post

The World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the United Nations health agency, today elected Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of the World Health Organization .

- UN - INT

WHO elects its first African leader

The World Health Organization has elected former Ethiopian health minister Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to serve as its next director-general, the United Nations agency announced Tuesday after three rounds of voting. Tedros, who goes by his first name, will be the first African to head WHO. Tedros ran against Britain's David ...

- The Week - US

Ethiopia's Adhanom elected as new WHO chief

TEDROS Adhanom, 52-year-old former health minister and foreign minister of Ethiopia, was elected on Tuesday as new Director-General of the World Health Organization , UN's health agency. Adhanom, elected at the ongoing 70th World Health Assembly in Geneva, will succeed outgoing Margaret Chan, who has been the WHO's ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

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