Plot to Oust WHO Chief, Tedros Ghebreyesus

When Tedros Adhanon Ghebreyesus ascended to the top of leadership at the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2017, my colleague, Raevyn Goates wrote about it at Africa Agenda. Ghebreyesus won the vote in 2017 by 63 %, which was an overwhelming 133 votes out of 185 votes cast. He was the first director-general of the…

COVID-19 Fallout: Africans Angry, Doctors Rebuked, Trump Defunds WHO

In the ever-increasing news around Covid-19 or the coronavirus, a lot is happening. It’s hard to keep track of everything. Even while plenty of good things have happened in the midst of the pandemic, such as how people are coping with the virus, it’s the ones that cause unnecessary pain that has gained the most…

In Case You Missed It: 5/1/17 – 5/31/17

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa In this week’s news, an Ethiopian is elected the new WHO Managing Director, South Africa’s President faces more investigations for alleged corruption, and longtime Zimbabwean leader, Robert Mugabe goes on a speaking tour. Ethiopian Politician Named Head of the WHO The World Health Organization (WHO)…

In Case You Missed It 11/2/15 – 11/8/15

The most important in this week’s headlines out of and concerning Africa, for those who need help catching up. This week brings news of the world’s largest solar power plant, an African data boom, record numbers of African immigrants in the US, and another victory over Ebola. Morocco to Build World’s Largest Solar Power Plant…

In Case You Missed It 9/28/15 – 10/4/15

The most important in this week’s headlines out of and concerning Africa, for those who need help catching up. In this week’s news, China continues its soft power campaign in Africa, a war of words between two East African nations, and the World Health Organization (WHO) makes a prediction about the future of AIDS. China…