GENEVA (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus won the race to be the next head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday, becoming the first African to lead the Geneva-based United Nations agency. The former health minister and foreign minister, who vowed to make universal health care his priority, won over half the votes … Continue reading “Ethiopia’s Tedros wins WHO race, first African to get top job”
A group of girls released by Boko Haram jihadists after kidnapping them in 2014 in the north Nigerian town of Chibok arrived on Sunday in the capital Abuja, a Reuters witness said. The girls arrived at Abuja airport and were driven away in a military convoy. Nigeria said on Saturday it had secured the release … Continue reading “82 Chibok girls released in exchange for Boko Haram suspects”
Europeans took to the streets on Monday, celebrating the international workers’ holiday of May Day with an assortment of rallies and demonstrations, which in France turned violent as protesters threw petrol bombs at police. One Paris police officer was seriously burnt and two others injured in confrontations with protesters. In Turkey, police fired tear gas … Continue reading “On May Day, workers of the world unite and protest”
Former President of Tanzania and Global Ambassador for Immunisation.
Executive Director, International Trade Centre