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When COVID-19 comes to Africa

The COVID-19 coronavirus – which has now spread to more than 100 countries – has pushed the world into “uncharted territory,” according to World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom.

COVID-19: lessons for Africa from determined countries

Since the detection and confirmation of the outbreak of novel coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei province – China at the end of 2019, there are scores of worthwhile lessons that Africa can from countries that have effectively responded to the killer and highly contagious flu-like virus.

COVID-19 blame game threatens us all

As the new coronavirus, COVID-19, nears pandemic status, a second scourge has followed in its path: a virulent racism that scapegoats refugees, asylum seekers, and foreigners more generally as the cause of the outbreak.

The Battle of Adwa changed Ethiopia and the world

Ethiopia has a history stretching back over 2,000 years. The word “Ethiopia” has become a term for the idea of African solidarity and freedom, not just the name of a nation or a region. The ancient Greek historian Herodotus noted the region of Ethiopia as home to “people with burnt faces.” During the Greek and Roman eras, everything south of the Sahara Desert in Africa was generally referred to as Ethiopia or Abyssinia.

The right to Blue Nile: a question of national sovereignty

One need not present a bibliographical easy to prove that the Nile River, otherwise known as Abbay River, the longest river in Africa, starts in and flows from the highlands of Ethiopia. On it’s more than 4,000 miles journey, the Nile River collects many smaller tributaries carrying with them the most fertile top soil, washed down during the rainy season from Ethiopia to Sudan, Egypt and beyond. It is a common knowledge that the Nile River has been and remains to be part of Ethiopia’s natural resources.