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…

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: 11/23/15 – 11/29/15

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, Pope Francis visits Africa, the citizens of Burkina Faso cast their votes, and the WHO is criticized for their Ebola response. Pope Francis Visits Africa Pope Francis embarked on a six-day mission…

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…

In Case You Missed It 9/14/15 – 9/19/15

The most important in this week’s headlines out of and concerning Africa, for those who need help catching up. 1. Protesters demand end to military rule In Burkina Faso At least three people are reported killed and more than 60 injured by troops in the African nation of Burkina Faso, according to the Reuters News…