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Open the Doors of Washington, D.C.’s Ethiopian Embassy

  There is no question today that security for embassies is a high priority for governments around the world. Global terrorism is a threat to everyone. Embassies are highly visible symbols of a country’s government and stand as a convenient target for terrorist acts. However, despite several high profile acts of violence directed at embassies […]

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Ethiopian wins race to be next leader of UN health agency

 From ABC News By JAMEY KEATEN AND MARIA CHENG, ASSOCIATED PRESS GENEVA — May 23, 2017 The Associated PressDr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, from Ethiopia, candidate to the position of Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), leaves after delivering a 15-minute speech during the 70th World Health Assembly at the European headquarters of the […]

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Let’s Call the Attack on Dr. Tedros by Its Proper Name: Colonialism

The transparency of recent accusations against Dr. Tedros Adhanom, one of two leading candidates for the position of Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), is all too clear. It reflects the desperation of those who seek to undermine the candidacy of Dr. Tedros. Why? There are two likely suspects—those who are mired in […]

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WHO D-G Election: How Ethiopian Tedros’s Track Records Makes Him Best Man For The Job

May 6, 2017 This May, at the 70th World Health Assembly, the new Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) will be elected by Health Ministers of Member States. The race for the plum job couldn’t come at a more crucial time for the WHO, considering its failures during the Ebola epidemic, which hit several […]

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Peace, Prosperity and Global Health Security

From the Huffington Post By Dr. Tedros Adhanom Today and tomorrow, the African Union and my country of Ethiopia are proudly hosting the first Core Group Meeting of the Munich Security Conference held on the African continent. Senior leaders from Africa, Europe and the U.S. have gathered in Addis Ababa to exchange ideas on how […]

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The WHO failed on Ebola. With a future pandemic inevitable it needs reform

From The Guardian Andrew Mitchell The World Health Organization will soon have a new head. Ethiopia’s former health minister Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the outstanding candidate World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva. Health ministers from around the world will vote for a new head of the organisation. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty  Thursday 27 April 2017 […]

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Dr. Tedros Adhanom for WHO DG: The Right Person at the Right Time

Next month the World Health Organization (WHO) will choose its new Director General. WHO, formed in 1948 with the portfolio of international health, is having its member nations vote for the new head for the first time in its history. This is a milestone for the organization as it tries to create an identity in […]

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Testing the waters: Somaliland dives into the international arena

From The Messenger By Jason Patinkin for The Messenger With a sea breeze to his back, Ali Farah Negeye greets the lunch crowd at the Al Xayat restaurant in the Somaliland port city of Berbera. For the last fifteen years, he’s served lemonade and fried barracuda to a steady stream of regulars, who debate the […]

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Can Military Might Alone Defeat al-Shabaab?

March 21, 2017by Mustafa Bananay A Somali woman walks past a soldier protecting a nomad settlement at Sadumay. Somalia, December 1, 2014 (Sipa/Associated Press) Developing a “security pact” to tackle insurgent jihadists al-Shabaab, who continue to stifle state-building efforts, is one of the key agenda items at the upcoming high-level conference on Somalia scheduled for […]

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How an American Bureaucrat Became President of Somalia

From Politico AP Photo He was a refugee who embraced U.S.-style democracy. Now’s he’s trying to bring it home. By TAYLOR GEE On the morning of February 8, a civil servant from Buffalo, New York—a Somali by birth but an American by choice—walked into a heavily guarded airplane hangar in the battle-scarred capital of his […]

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