UN Under-Secretary General Discusses Career of Public Service

Tegegnework Gettu UNDP BY ASHENAFI ABEDJE, Voice of America Tegegnework Gettu hails from Ethiopia. Since March of 2013, he has served as United Nations Under-Secretary General for General Assembly Affairs and Conference. The UN official says his first year as Under-Secretary-General was productive. “I just finished my 10-month report to the Secretary General and he seems to be […]

Inspired and inspiring!

Meb Keflezighi (Photo: Getty Images) By Leyou Tameru The Boston Marathon took place this past week and it was a pretty great victory for East Africa. In the women’s race, Kenyan Rita Jeptoo won for the second time in a row. In the men’s race, Meb Keflezghi stood first; he is the first American to have won the Boston Marathon […]

The 50 most influential Africans: Daniel W. Yohannes

Daniel W Yohannes Daniel W. Yohannes – An African (Ethiopia) voice in Washington. Now in charge of a huge aid budget that rewards economic and political improvements in developing countries, Yohannes arrived in the US in 1970 and worked his way to the top of the banking profession. As chief executive of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), he is a […]

Washington’s Ethiopian ‘car park king’

Henok Tesfaye Washington, DC - Henok Tesfaye, an Ethiopian immigrant to the US, started in the parking business with just himself and a few family members as employees. Now he manages some of the largest car parks in the Washington DC area, including the city’s convention centre, baseball stadium and Reagan National Airport, with a staff of over 600. Now an American […]
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