May 23, 2017

Ethiopia’s Tedros Elected First African WHO Chief

The first African to head the World Health Organization, Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom, says he aims to replicate his success in turning around his country’s healthcare system on the global stage. The 52-year-old’s campaign focused on overhauling the UN health agency after its much-criticised handling of the west African Ebola epidemic, […]
October 9, 2016

Ethiopia declares six-month state of emergency

The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn declared a six-month state of emergency, today, Sunday,  October 8, saying it was to restore order after several weeks of protests in which many people have died and damage has been done to mostly foreign-owned factories and flower farms. “A state of emergency […]
July 27, 2016

Mosquito repellent: Smell of chicken shows promise against Malaria

There is currently no vaccine against malaria, and the disease killed 438,000 people in 2015, according to the latest figures from the World Health Organization. Ethiopian scientists have discovered mosquitoes are repulsed by the smell of chicken, raising hopes for the development of a novel way to prevent a disease […]