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Stalking a killer fungus

Superbugs – disease-causing microbes that are resistant to many (or all) antibiotics – are here, and they are already killing people.

A new deal for refugees

Though international law protects refugees’ human rights, there is no system for providing the economic support they need to thrive in their new countries.

Confronting the next global health challenge

While mortality rates from infectious diseases are falling, developed countries’ sedentary lifestyles, tobacco use, and poor diets are catching on in the developing world, and chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer are increasing at an alarming rate.

The right alternative for better diplomatic relations

Cultural diplomacy can explain aspects of a culture that might otherwise be difficult to grasp for foreign populations.

Camaraderie and charity at the Diplomatic Bazaar

By Elyse Wurm Usually the site of serious economic discussions, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) witnessed purchasing power firsthand last Saturday as enthusiastic market-goers from every corner of Addis Ababa gathered together for the annual Diplomatic Bazaar.

Jessica Beshir’s ‘Hairat’ @ Sundance

The documentary short film Hairat from Ethiopia by Jessica Beshir has been selected to be featured at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

Goodbye to the West

The new course US President-elect Donald Trump will chart for his country is already discernible; we just don’t know how quickly the ship will sail. But we should not harbor any illusions: Europe is too weak and divided to stand in for the US strategically, and without US leadership, the West cannot survive, writes Joschka Fischer.

Justified fears: A perspective on current Ethiopian situation

National problems require collective effort in an open, inclusive and patient manner. No superficial effort with party political goals will bring lasting solutions, writes Desta Heliso.

The new xenophobia

If community centers, schools, and public locations are places where people of different religions, cultures, and race meet, xenophobia is less likely to take root. Even living in an area where others mix can help. This is why the new xenophobia has largely been resisted in Europe’s most diverse cities, writes Ngaire Woods.

The future of migration governance

Populist politicians have taken advantage of the current situation by politicizing migration and scapegoating migrants for socioeconomic problems such as unemployment, welfare-system strains, and deteriorating social cohesion, writes Md. Shahidul Haque.

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