African, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Gheybreysus of Ethiopia emerges as new WHO Director General despite protests

*Pledges reforms For the first time ever, an African, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Gheybreysus of Ethiopia, has emerged as the new Director General of the apex health body, the World Health Organisation (WHO). Despite protests on Monday against his candidature at the opening ceremony of the ongoing 70th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland, Dr. […]

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Ethiopian Airlines defends deportation charges from Nigerian passengers

The airlines’ General Manager in Nigeria, Solomon Begashaw denied the claims that the charges were “unauthorised fees” and an attempt to exploit Nigerians. PHOTO: TWITTER/FAAN Ethiopian Airlines yesterday defended its “refundable deportation fees” being collected from Nigerian passengers. The airlines’ General Manager in Nigeria, Solomon Begashaw denied the claims that the charges were “unauthorised fees” […]

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At least 46 people killed as landslide hits landfill in Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, at the Koshe Garbage Landfill

Police officers secure the perimeter at the scene of a garbage landslide, as excavators aid rescue efforts on the outskirts of the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 12, 2017. (Photo by AP) At least 46 people have lost their lives and several dozen others gone missing in Ethiopia after a landslide swept through a colossal garbage dump, […]

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Ethiopian authorities has arrested over 11,000 protesters since October: Official

Residents of Bishoftu cross their wrists above their heads as a symbol for the Oromo anti-government movement during the Oromo new year holiday Irreechaa in Bishoftu, Ethiopia, October 2, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Ethiopian authorities have arrested over 11,000 people since Addis Ababa declared a state of emergency in early October following violent protests. “Some […]

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