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The Latest: Egypt strikes bases in Libya after Copts attack

The Latest: Egypt strikes bases in Libya after Copts attack

09:45 p.m. Senior officials say Egyptian fighter jets have struck militant bases in eastern Libya in retaliation for an attack by suspected Islamic State militants that killed 28 Christians south…

Ethiopia jails opposition politician Yonatan Tesfaye

Ethiopia jails opposition politician Yonatan Tesfaye

Former opposition spokesperson sentenced over posts criticising the government’s response to Oromo protests. An Ethiopian court sentenced opposition politician Yonatan Tesfaye to six and a half years in prison on…

Ethiopia’s Tedros becomes first African to head WHO

Ethiopia’s Tedros becomes first African to head WHO

Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been elected as the new head of the World Health Organization (WHO), becoming the first African to lead the United Nations health agency. Ethiopia’s former…

EthiopiaWIN.et and Tewdros Kassa-hun

EthiopiaWIN.et and Tewdros Kassa-hun

Author’s Note: This month the Ethiopian popular music megastar Tewdros “Teddy Afro” Kassahun released his “Ethiopia” album, which quickly topped the World Albums Billboard chart during the week of May 15. This…

KOSHE VICTIMS LEFT HANGING DRY

KOSHE VICTIMS LEFT HANGING DRY

  By Dawit Endeshaw and Shahida Hussien Two months after the garbage hill slide that happened in Koshe Open Garbage Dumpsite in Addis Ababa, the tragedy appears to be far…

As Ethiopian Seeks to Head WHO, Outbreak at Home Raises Questions

As Ethiopian Seeks to Head WHO, Outbreak at Home Raises Questions

    WASHINGTON —  Ethiopia is battling an outbreak of acute watery diarrhea (AWD) that has affected more than 32,000 people. At the same time, Ethiopia’s former minister of health,…

Physician’s letter in Lancet casts new shadow on Tedros WHO bid

Physician’s letter in Lancet casts new shadow on Tedros WHO bid

    The physician who leads the Africa Tobacco-Free Initiative has spoken out against candidate Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia, just as the final vote for World Health Organization Director-General…

As a victim of torture : Open letter to the World Health Assembly:

As a victim of torture : Open letter to the World Health Assembly:

My name is Reeyot Alemu. I am a journalist and former prisoner of conscience in Ethiopia. I was a columnist for Feteh (Justice) newspaper, editor for Addis Press and was…

How long can Ethiopia state of emergency last?

How long can Ethiopia state of emergency last?

A decade of development in Ethiopia, one of the world’s fastest growing economies, is at risk if the country continues to ban political opposition and muzzle the media, the UN…

ETHIOPIA: TERRORISM VERDICT FOR FACEBOOK POSTS IS A SHAMEFUL AFFRONT TO FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

ETHIOPIA: TERRORISM VERDICT FOR FACEBOOK POSTS IS A SHAMEFUL AFFRONT TO FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

      In response to news that former Ethiopian opposition spokesman Yonatan Tesfaye has been found guilty of “encouragement of terrorism” in connection with his posts on Facebook, Michelle…

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