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Without a ‘world government’ technology will destroy us, says Stephen Hawking

Without a ‘world government’ technology will destroy us, says Stephen Hawking ‘This aggression may destroy us all by nuclear or biological war. We need to control this inherited instinct by our logic and reason’ (The Independent) — Stephen Hawking has warned that technology needs to be controlled in order to prevent it from destroying the […]


NASA: 7 Earth-size planets found orbiting star; could hold life

NASA: 7 Earth-size planets found orbiting star; could hold life NASA has announced the discovery of seven exoplanets orbiting a dwarf star almost 40 light-years away. Former astronaut Mike Massimino spoke to CBSN about why this discovery is so significant. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size […]

Holistic approach is the essential part of healing the patient

Holistic approach is the essential part of healing the patient By Dr. Baaroo Keno Deressa In medical terminology holistic is a form of healing that considers the whole person body, mind, spirit, and emotions in the quest for optimal health and wellness.A holistic view means that we are interested in engaging and developing the whole […]

Reclaiming Oromo Indigenous Organizational Structures and Fostering Supportive Environments for Health

Reclaiming Oromo Indigenous Organizational Structures and Fostering Supportive Environments for Health Begna Fufa Dugassa Toronto Public Health Abstract The health of the Oromo people is determined by complex and intertwined social and natural environments. Modifying or entirely changing these environments necessitates developing effective organizations and leadership. Colonial socio-cultural-structural impositions conditioned the Oromo people to adopt […]

Colonial Trauma, Community Resiliency and Community Health Development

COLONIAL TRAUMA, COMMUNITY RESILIENCY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH DEVELOPMENT: The Case of the Oromo people in Ethiopia By Begna F. Dugassa INTRODUCTION In human history it is well known that among the many people who have lived in highly stressful social conditions, most of them are likely to die prematurely, live in poverty, and experience other social adversities […]

Ethiopia unable to provide effective national response to viral hepatitis

Fassil Shiferaw, Meketew Letebo and Abate Bane (Healio) — Ethiopia still lacks required partnerships and resource mobilization for an effective national health response to viral hepatitis, according to a report published in BMC Public Health. “Viral hepatitis and its disease burden are getting little attention in Ethiopia and many low-income countries,” Fassil Shiferaw, at WHO-Ethiopia, […]

Chicken odour ‘prevents malaria’ research in Ethiopia finds

(BBC News) — The smell from a live chicken could help protect against malaria, researchers have found. Ethiopian and Swedish scientists discovered that malarial mosquitoes tend to avoid chickens and other birds. The experiments, conducted in western Ethiopia, included suspending a live chicken in a cage near a volunteer sleeping under a bed net. Last […]

Don’t panic: Facebook isn’t making all of your photos public

By James Titcomb (The Telegraph) — If you’ve been on Facebook recently, you might well have seen a status update warning users that their entire Facebook history will become public unless they copy and paste the message onto their own page. According to the message, “Channel 13 News” (nope, us neither), have reported on the […]

New Support For Human Evolution In Grasslands

By Pratigya Polissar,  Kevin Jackson and Kevin Krajick Scientists have uncovered a 24-million-year record of vegetation in the region of east Africa where early humans likely evolved. (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University | Earth Institute) — Buried deep in seabed sediments off east Africa, scientists have uncovered a 24-million-year record of vegetation trends in the […]

Urgent call to all Oromo people and international community: Health care is the fundamental human rights and not a tool of war

By Baaroo Keno Deressa, Dr. Concerning this issue my letter to United nations and European commission will be published soon. Ayder Referral University Hospital in Mekelle has become the only Government Hospital in Ethiopia to perform the first PCI (Percutaneous coronary Intervention). The colonialist with gun: enjoying with highest standard of health care haasaya-fiqaaduu-tasammaa-walgahii-kaabinee-oromiyaa-irratti-godhe. May […]

How African governments block social media

(BBC) — A small but increasing group of African governments is blocking social media during elections. Clare Spencer asks why and how this is done and how people get around it. Why are African governments blocking social media? It is safe to say governments aren’t blocking social media to cut off the supply of cute […]

Technology: Whatsapp adds end-to-end encryption; Viber to by-pass blockage

(BBC News) — Instant messaging service Whatsapp has announced it will encrypt all its users’ communications from Tuesday. With end-to-end encryption, messages are scrambled as they leave the sender’s device and can only be decrypted by the recipient’s device. It renders messages unreadable if they are intercepted, for example by criminals or law enforcement. Whatsapp, […]

What you need to do when Internet is blocked

(OpenGarden) — FireChat is revolutionary. It changes the way communities keep in touch and get organised. If you are a leader or organizer, get FireChat and start something! FireChat is a free mobile app. What is FireChat? “Open Garden may have found the next version of the Internet.”  – Financial Times, March 2015 FireChat enables communication […]


(All Health Guidance) — Doctors in Barcelona, Spain consider they’ve discovered the remedy to HIV – the AIDS-causing virus that impacts the lives of greater than 34 million individuals worldwide, in line with WHO. By utilizing blood transplants from the umbilical cords of people with a genetic resistance to HIV, Spanish medical professionals consider they […]

Nigerian Scholar solves 156-Year-old problem in Maths

By Rotimi Ojomoyela Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria (Vanguard) — The 156 years old Riemann Hypothesis, the most important problem in Mathematics has been successfully solved by Nigeria Scholar, Dr Opeyemi Enoch. With this breakthrough, Dr Enoch, who teaches at the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), has become the fourth egghead to resolve one of the seven Millennium Problems […]

Health Benefits of Lady Finger (Okra)

(Health Digezt) — Okra is better known by its common name as ladys finger or Gumbo. This high fiber vegetable is known for its high soluble and insoluble fiber content. This vegetable is usually used in many recipes and is also a part of many nutritional diets, as it is beneficial to the heart. Let us […]

10 ways to control high blood pressure without medication

(Mayo Clinic) — By making these 10 lifestyle changes, you can lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease. If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you might be worried about taking medication to bring your numbers down. Lifestyle plays an important role in treating your high blood pressure. If you […]

In Ethiopia, a partnership to improve nutrition

By Christine Nesbitt A joint EU-UNICEF programme reaches rural communities in Ethiopia to address undernutrition among mothers and children through monitoring, treatment and guidance. GEMECHIS, Ethiopia, 24 August 2015 (UNICEF) – Early in the morning, one-and-a-half-year-old Mikias Asnake laughs as his mother, Meseret Haile, bathes him at home in the Gemechis woreda (district), in the […]

FDA Approves ‘Female Viagra’ Flibanserin (Addyi) with skepticisms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first prescription drug designed to boost sexual desire in women, a milestone long sought by a pharmaceutical industry eager to replicate the blockbuster success of impotence drugs for men. But stringent safety measures on the daily pill called Addyi mean it will probably […]

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