– – The director general of the World Health Organization, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu who is an Ethiopian by nationality has spoken of his pain over the conflict in the Tigray region in Ethiopia. Tedros has been at the helm of affairs helping to fight the global Coronavirus pandemic but he said 2020 has been difficult for him as well due to the conflict in his country. He told reporters on Monday at a press conference that “2020 has been very difficult for me, because my country is in trouble,…Read More
– – The director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has denied claims by Ethiopia that he is supporting the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). The Ethiopian government said Dr. Ghebreyesus was helping Tigray forces fighting the government. In a televised address, Ethiopia’s army chief said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is trying to procure arms and mobilize diplomatic support for Tigray state’s dominant political party, which is fighting the federal troops. “This man is a member of that group and he has been doing everything…Read More
– – The director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) has gone into self-quarantine after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement that he had no symptoms but is isolating according to health protocols. “I have been identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for Covid-19. I am well and without symptoms but will self-quarantine over the coming days, in line with WHO protocols, and work from home,” he said in a tweet. “My WHO colleagues…Read More
Addis Ababa – Ethiopia’s foreign minister opened a special African Union summit Friday with a scathing attack on the International Criminal Court, blasting what he said was its “unfair” and “totally unacceptable” treatment of Africa.
The special summit comes amid mounting tensions between The Hague-based court and Kenya, whose president and vice-president have been charged with committing crimes against humanity during election-related violence in 2007-2008.Read More