Meet the world’s most powerful doctor: Bill Gates

By Politico   Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates | Stephen Voss/REDUX Some billionaires are satisfied with buying themselves an island. Bill Gates got a United Nations health agency in Geneva. Over the past decade, the world’s richest man has become the World Health Organization’s second biggest donor, second only to the United States and just…

What is China’s belt and road initiative?

The many motivations behind Xi Jinping’s key foreign policy The Economist explains By J.P. | The Economist OVER the weekend Xi Jinping welcomed 28 heads of state and government to Beijing for a coming-out party, which continues today, to celebrate the “belt and road” initiative, his most ambitious foreign policy. Launched in 2013 as “one belt,…

Ethiopia’s Star Singer Teddy Afro Makes Plea for Openness

NYT ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Teddy Afro, Ethiopia’s superstar singer, is topping the Billboard world albums chart with “Ethiopia,” which less than two weeks after its release has sold nearly 600,000 copies, a feat no other artist here has achieved. Known for the political statements he makes in his music, an infectious mix of reggae…

Why Africa? Why Now?

By Dr. Khaled M. Batarfi, Saudigazette WHY are we now so interested in Africa? Why is Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Al-Thani visiting Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and South Africa in less than a year? Why had Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir toured a number of African countries, last year, some of which are relatively small, such…

WHAT EGYPT’S EL-SISSI WANTS FROM TRUMP

  BY ELISSA MILLE  NewsWeek Egypt President el-Sisi Says There is “No Doubt” that Donald Trump Would Make A Strong Leader Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi visits the White House to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump. El-Sissi’s first visit to the White House is important for U.S.-Egypt relations. Both leaders have repeatedly expressed admiration for each…