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Ethiopia: ‘Diarrhea’ Outbreak Getting Closer to Becoming a National Emergency

For Ethiopian officials, Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) is a euphemism for cholera.

Ethiopian officials insist on describing the outbreak as one of Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD), not cholera, which has similar symptoms. The WHO representative to Ethiopia told VOA that 16,000 cases of AWD had been recorded in the region since January.

BY CGTN AFRICA

Hundreds of people have been falling sick due to the outbreak of Acute Watery Diarrhea also known as AWD in Ethiopian Somali region.

And the situation was getting closer to becoming a national health emergency but according to the Ethiopian minister for health Professor Yifru Birihanu the last ten days saw dramatic improvements. Continue reading Ethiopia: ‘Diarrhea’ Outbreak Getting Closer to Becoming a National Emergency

Kiir and Machar Expected to Sign Final Peace Deal

South Sudan leader set to meet rebel chief for peace talks

By AFP,

SOUTH Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel chief Riek Machar are set to meet Tuesday in a fresh push to end nearly six months of civil war, sources said Monday.

A source close to the talks in the Ethiopian capital said the rivals are set to meet “in the afternoon” on Tuesday, along with regional leaders from the East African bloc IGAD.

A face-to-face meeting between the foes “would be very good” for the peace process, the source told AFP. Continue reading Kiir and Machar Expected to Sign Final Peace Deal