Ethiopia Plans to Expel U.N. Officials Leading Aid Response in Tigray

NAIROBI, Kenya — Ethiopia ordered the expulsion of seven senior United Nations officials on Thursday, two days after the U.N.’s aid chief warned that northern Ethiopia is sliding into famine because the government is blocking aid deliveries to the region. Among those on the list of those ordered expelled were officials coordinating aid deliveries and sounding the alarm about the […]

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Tunisian President Appoints Prime Minister Amid Protests Over Power Grab

TUNIS — Tunisia’s president appointed a new prime minister on Wednesday amid growing criticism of a series of steps he has taken over the past two months to concentrate power in his hands. The president, Kais Saied, named Najla Bouden Romdhan, a director-general at the Ministry of Higher Education who runs a World Bank-financed program designed to support the modernization […]

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The W.H.O. opens a Berlin hub to head off the next pandemic.

The World Health Organization opened a center in Berlin on Wednesday where information can be shared to help prepare the world for the next global health crisis. The center, known as the Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence, will gather data from around the world and share it internationally in a stepped-up effort to allow the health authorities to recognize […]

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Wildfires in Algeria kill more than 60 people.

Wildfires in the forested mountains of northern Algeria have killed at least 65 people since Monday, according to Algerian state media, the latest blazes to erupt around the Mediterranean during an intense heat wave that has also helped ignite deadly fires in Greece and Turkey. Though the army has been deployed to help fight the fires, local media reported that […]

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Abebech Gobena, the ‘Mother Teresa’ of Africa, Dies at 85

Abebech Gobena was returning from a pilgrimage to the holy site of Gishen Mariam, about 300 miles north of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, when she saw the woman and her baby. It was 1980, and Ms. Gobena was passing through an area recently stricken by drought and an accompanying famine. All along the road were bodies — many dead, […]

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Abebech Gobena, the ‘Mother Teresa’ of Africa, Dies at 85

Abebech Gobena was returning from a pilgrimage to the holy site of Gishen Mariam, about 300 miles north of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, when she saw the woman and her baby. It was 1980, and Ms. Gobena was passing through an area recently stricken by drought and an accompanying famine. All along the road were bodies — many dead, […]

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An Ethiopian Road Is a Lifeline for Millions. Now It’s Blocked.

AFAR, Ethiopia — The road, a 300-mile strip of tarmac that passes through some of the most inhospitable terrain on earth, is the only way into a conflict-torn region where millions of Ethiopians face the threat of mass starvation. But it is a fragile lifeline, fraught with dangers that have made the route barely passable for aid convoys trying to […]

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An Ethiopian Road Is a Lifeline for Millions. Now It’s Blocked.

AFAR, Ethiopia — The road, a 300-mile strip of tarmac that passes through some of the most inhospitable terrain on earth, is the only way into a conflict-torn region where millions of Ethiopians face the threat of mass starvation. But it is a fragile lifeline, fraught with dangers that have made the route barely passable for aid convoys trying to […]

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