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WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus blasts President Trump, asks him to “quarantine” politics, save lives or see many more body bags

The World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday blasted U.S. President Donald Trump and asked him to quarantine politics and save lives being wasted by COVID-19 or see many more "body...

Trump attacks WHO day after its black Director General condemned extremely racist comments made by two white French doctors that Africa should be testing...

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday attacked the World Health Organization (WHO) a day after its black Director General, Ethiopian Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,  condemned extremely racist comments made by two French doctors.

Ethiopia records 8 new coronavirus cases, including 9-month-old infant

Ethiopia has recorded eight new coronavirus cases, including a 9-month-old infant, Health Minister Dr. Lia Tadesse announced on Tuesday.The eight new cases were recorded from 264 laboratory tests conducted in the past...

BREAKING: Human Rights Watch says Nobel Peace Prize winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia doing little to investigate deadly October violence in Oromia

The government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali of Ethiopia has made little progress in investigating the deadly October 2019 violence and in acting to prevent further security force abuses and inter-communal violence in Oromia, Human...

Ethiopia’s PM Abiy Ahmed bows to international pressures, restores internet and phone connectivity in western Oromia after 3 agonizing months

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali has bowed to international pressures and is restoring internet and phone connectivity in western Oromia after three long agonizing months, a report said on Tuesday.In January...

Fox News attacks Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, first African to lead WHO amid COVID-19 pandemic, accuses him of joining a terrorist organization in Ethiopia

Fox News, an American conservative cable television news channel owned by the Fox News Group, which itself is owned by Fox Corporation, unleashed an unprovoked, unwarranted and ill-timed attack on Friday against Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General...

WHO tells Africa stopping coronavirus is “in your hands”

The World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told African nations on Wednesday that stopping the spread of the coronavirus and preventing a sinister outcome was in "their hands"."The first...

BREAKING: Amid COVID-19 school closures, Amnesty seeks answers from Ethiopia PM Abiy Ahmed administration over 17 abducted Amhara students

Amnesty International on Wednesday called on the administration of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to disclose measures it has taken to rescue 17 Amhara students from Dembi Dolo University in Western Oromia who were abducted by...

Africa receives 100 tons of medical supplies from Chinese billionaire Jack Ma to combat coronavirus

The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and the government of Ethiopia have received a consignment of medical supplies shipped by Chinese billionaire Jack Ma and Alibaba Foundations to combat coronavirus pandemic on...

BREAKING: Ethiopia confirms first coronavirus case

Ethiopia on Friday confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus, after a Japanese citizen tested positive for the virus that causes a respiratory disease called COVID-19.In a tweet, Takele Uma Banti,...
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The rich, the poor and COVID-19 – Perspectives by Chinedu Bosah

Most diseases are linked to poverty, governments and ruling elite do not see the need to...
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BREAKING: U.S. repatriates 997 Americans from Nigeria amid coronavirus pandemic

The United States has repatriated 997 Americans from Nigeria amid coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Mission to Nigeria said in a statement...

BREAKING: Buhari releases 2,600 inmates amid coronavirus pandemic, grants pardon to Enahoro and Ali

President Muhammadu Buhari has granted a presidential pardon to late Prof. Ambrose Ali, late Chief Anthony Enahoro, ex-Lieutenant Colonel Moses Effiong,...

BREAKING: Nigeria National Assembly issues statement following backlash over attempts to trash Vice President Osinbajo

The attention of the leadership of the National Assembly has been drawn to reactions to some newspaper reports on its meeting...

BREAKING: COVID-19 drives Sub-Saharan Africa toward first recession in 25 years, World Bank says

Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa has been significantly impacted by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and is forecast to fall sharply from 2.4%...
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