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Dr. Tedros Adhanom, “Together for a Healthier World”

Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 12:18 am

“I envision a world where everyone can lead healthy and productive lives, regardless of who they are or where they live.” Dr. Tedros’s vision if he is elected to be the Director General of the World Health Organization. This year 2017, the [...]

South Sudan declares world’s first famine since 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 @ 12:28 am

(Council on Foreign Relations) The South Sudanese government and the United Nations declared a famine affecting a hundred thousand people (Sudan Tribune) in Unity state, saying that an additional one million South Sudanese are on the brink of [...]

Somaliland Parliament approved UAE military base deal

Monday, February 13, 2017 @ 6:50 pm

The parliament of Somaliland ratified on Sunday an agreement for a United Arab Emirates (UAE) military base in the port of Berbera. The agreement was reached months ago between the officials of the two governments, on the sidelines of the [...]

Somalia: Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmaajo” elected president

Thursday, February 9, 2017 @ 12:11 am

Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a former Somali prime minister and dual Somalia-U.S. citizen, was elected president of Somalia after two rounds of voting by the country’s newly selected parliament. The departing president, Hassan Sheikh [...]

US ends economic embargo on Sudan

Sunday, January 15, 2017 @ 3:41 am

(Josh Lederman and Matthew Lee – Associated Press) The Obama administration announced Friday the end of a U.S. economic embargo on Sudan, lifting trade and financial sanctions in an eleventh-hour push to expand ties with the long-estranged [...]

Five Takeaways from PM Hailemariam’s new Cabinet

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 @ 4:44 am

Just a year after forming a new government, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn returned to parliament to announce a reshuffle. On Tuesday, the Premier presented a new cabinet to the parliament, entirely populated by the ruling party EPRDF [...]

List of PM Hailemariam’s new Ministers

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 @ 7:18 pm

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn presented the much-anticipated cabinet reshuffle today. Though the ruling party formed government last year, it was forced to launch a “deep reform” following political turmoil that shook its [...]

Ethiopia: State of Emergency grants PM sweeping powers

Sunday, October 9, 2016 @ 10:52 pm

Ethiopian government decreed a state of emergency on Sunday. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced the decree on Sunday at noon on the state-owned tv. The decree followed the deadly week of protests across Oromia and in some parts of the [...]

Ethiopia: Massive protest held in Gondar city

Sunday, July 31, 2016 @ 6:23 pm

Tens of thousands marched in Ethiopia’s northwestern city of Gondar on Sunday morning. Residents descended to the city center “piazza” around 9 am. The rally lasted until noontime. In placards and chants, the protesters denounced [...]
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