What can one person do to revive a country's health care system where only 149 doctors care for close to 30 million people? What can one person do to open up educational opportunities for orphaned children who would otherwise be condemned to a dreary life without hope?
Last year, as the UN Security Council weighed a resolution authorizing military action in Libya, Gaddafi sent an unusual letter to Obama addressing him as “son” and urging the American president not to intervene. It was too little too late. By then Gaddafi had few friends left, in his own country, the west, and the Arab world.
Since the advent of “organized medical practice” in 1896, when the Russian Red Cross built the first hospital, Ethiopia has experienced a rapid expansion of the delivery of healthcare that lasted well into the 20th century.
(OPride) – The second round of high-stake negotiations between the Ethiopian government and an outlawed rebel group, the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), conducted under the auspices of Kenyan government in Nairobi between Oct. 15 -17, 2012, collapsed with each side blaming the intransigence of the other for the failure.
(OPride) – Embattled Ethiopian minister, Junedin Saddo, is barred from any public activities, government sources told OPride. Saddo is sanctioned from attending the deliberations of the Oromo People's Democratic Organization (OPDO) Central Committee, the source said on condition of unanimity due to fear of retribution.
I would like to start by congratulating Ethiopia’s newly appointed Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, on breaking that country’s political glass ceiling, and achieving an unforeseen success. Desalegn's meteoric rise to the highest office in the land is historic in many respects.