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Maggie Fick

In Abiy's Ethiopia, press freedom flourished then fear returned

May 28 2021

NAIROBI When Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took over in 2018 and freed dozens of jailed members of the media as part of a raft of political reforms, journalist Dessu Dulla rushed home from the Netherlands.

'Anxiety and stress' as vaccine shortfall hits Africa's inoculation drive

May 21 2021

NAIROBI (Reuters) -After a stressful year working as a doctor at Kenya's largest public hospital in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ngala Mwendwa got his first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine in March and breathed a sigh of relief. | Video

'Anxiety and stress' as vaccine shortfall hits Africa's inoculation drive

May 21 2021

* Leaving continent unvaccinated puts world at risk, experts say

Vaccine hesitancy slows Africa's COVID-19 inoculation drive

May 04 2021

NAIROBI When Edith Serem received her COVID-19 vaccination last month at a hospital in Nairobi where she works as a doctor, nurses jokingly warned she might start speaking in a foreign language. | Video

Kenya's president orders new lockdown to curb COVID-19 wave

Mar 26 2021

NAIROBI Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta restricted travel in the capital Nairobi and four surrounding counties on Friday as COVID-19 infections hit record levels in East Africa's richest economy.

UPDATE 3-Kenya's president orders new lockdown to curb COVID-19 wave

Mar 26 2021

* Five regions zoned off, movements in and out suspended (Adds details on restricted area)

Kenyan COVID vaccine offer to diplomats draws local doctors' ire

Mar 20 2021

NAIROBI Kenya has offered free COVID-19 vaccines to all diplomats based there, including thousands of United Nations staff, even though it has not completed inoculating its own health workers, other frontline staff or elderly, drawing criticism from local medics.

In Kenya, COVID-19's rural spread strains creaky healthcare

Dec 07 2020

MOMBASA, Kenya The recent deaths from COVID-19 in Kenya of a refugee, a member of parliament and a retired civil servant all happened for the same reason: emergency help was hours away.

Factbox: Debretsion Gebremichael, head of Ethiopia's Tigrayan forces

Nov 30 2020

Former guerrilla radio operator Debretsion Gebremichael, leader of Ethiopia's rebellious northern forces, says he is still fighting close to the Tigray capital of Mekelle after government troops captured it following nearly a month of conflict.

Factbox: Debretsion Gebremichael, head of Ethiopia's Tigrayan forces

Nov 30 2020

Former guerrilla radio operator Debretsion Gebremichael, leader of Ethiopia's rebellious northern forces, says he is still fighting close to the Tigray capital of Mekelle after government troops captured it following nearly a month of conflict.

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