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WHO chief rips COVID vaccine inequalities: “It’s not right”

The World Health Organization chief on Monday lambasted drugmakers' profits and vaccine inequalities, saying it's "not right" that younger, healthier adults in wealthy countries get vaccinated against COVID-19 before older people or health care workers in poorer countries. Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that most vaccine makers have targeted locations where "profits are highest." Tedros…

Russia: Is President Vladimir Putin afraid of Alexey Navalny?

24:45 From: Inside StoryRussian opposition figure Alexey Navalny has been arrested on his return to Moscow.18 Jan 2021More episodes from Inside Story How long will Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni hold on to power?play25:00Can the Open Skies treaty survive?play24:50What is reigniting a border dispute between Ethiopia and Sudan?play24:10What is the effect of Donald Trump’s second impeachment?playShow moreMore…

Boeing 737 MAX can return to Canadian skies this week

Canada plans to become the latest country to reauthorise Boeing’s 737 MAX after two fatal crashes grounded the aircraft in 2019.Canada said on Monday that it will lift a near two-year flight ban on Boeing Co’s 737 MAX on January 20, joining other countries like the United States that have brought the aircraft back following…

Israel to rein in rights groups over use of ‘apartheid state’

Education minister says groups calling country ‘apartheid state’ will be banned from lecturing at schools.Groups that call Israel an “apartheid state” will be banned from lecturing at schools, Israel’s education minister has said. The move targets one of Israel’s leading human rights groups B’Tselem after it began describing Israel and its control of the occupied…

Ethiopia Tigray crisis: Fear of mass starvation

Conflict in the Ethiopia region has created a "dire" situation, an official said in leaked notes.

Report: Images Show Evidence of Attack on Ethiopia Refugee Camp

NAIROBI - New satellite images of a refugee camp in Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region show more than 400 structures have been badly damaged in what a research group believes is the latest "intentional attack" by fighters.  The report by the Great Britain-based DX Open Network nonprofit, shared with The Associated Press, says "it is likely that…

UN Rushing to Relocate Ethiopian Refugees Away From Sudanese Border

GENEVA - The United Nations and other agencies are rushing to relocate thousands of refugees camped out along the disputed Sudan-Ethiopia border to safer areas further away. Tensions along the border region between Sudan and Ethiopia have grown since the conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray province started in early November.  Since then, the U.N. High…

Can President Xi turn China into a $30 trillion economy by 2035?

25:25 From: Counting the CostChina’s economy is expected to grow at its slowest pace since the Mao era, and debt has soared to $43 trillion.16 Jan 2021More episodes from Counting the Cost Can the world recover from the worst economic slump since WWII?play26:00As China tightens its grip on Hong Kong, could Taiwan be next?play26:00How China,…

Ethiopia’s Oromia conflict: Why a teacher was killed ‘execution-style’

An increasing number of civilians are becoming victims of the conflict in Ethiopia's Oromia region.

Families Hold Out Hope for Eritrea’s Disappeared Journalists

They haven’t heard from their loved ones in nearly two decades, but the families of imprisoned journalists in Eritrea still hold out hope after authorities freed several prisoners after 26 years.  One of the journalists held incommunicado for nearly 20 years is Amanuel Asrat. The editor of Zemen, a newspaper that covered the arts and…

UN Slams Ethiopian Government for Blocking Aid to Conflict-Ridden Tigray

GENEVA - U.N. agencies are criticizing Ethiopian authorities for blocking most humanitarian aid from reaching civilians and refugees caught up in the fighting in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray province. In early December, Ethiopian authorities struck a deal with the United Nations to allow unimpeded humanitarian supplies to reach the many people in need in Tigray. Unfortunately,…

Sudan Accuses Ethiopia of Escalating Tensions Over Disputed Territory

KHARTOUM - Tensions between Sudan and Ethiopia over a contested border area rose this week, as Sudan accused its neighbor of sending military planes over its airspace. Sudan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs says Ethiopian military warplanes crossed into Sudanese airspace this week in a "dangerous and unjustified escalation" of tensions over the disputed al-Fashaga area.…
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Somali troops may have been drawn into Ethiopia’s civil war

The Mail & Guardian spoke to Somalis about their relatives who disappeared after signing up for military training and fear they may have been killed The post Somali troops may have been drawn into Ethiopia’s civil war appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.

Uganda: Kutesa Urges Ugandans to Move On Following Disputed Presidential Poll

[Monitor] Foreign affairs minister Sam Kutesa Wednesday urged all stakeholders in last week's presidential and parliamentary elections to move on following results announced by the Electoral Commission which showed President Museveni had won with almost 59 percent, beating 10 other candidates.

Africa: Joe Biden’s in-Tray for Africa As He Takes Power Today

[Nation] Africa may be looking up to Joe Biden and his Vice President Kamala Harris to right the wrongs of Donald Trump as the pair take power following a chaotic political season in the US.