Weeks after the news of the former investment commissioner’s resignation broke, more nonpartisan officials are giving-up their leadership roles, with the latest coming from the Job Creation Commission.
“The beautiful thing about learning,” the great blues guitarist B.B. King once wrote, “is that no one can take it away from you.” Born and raised in poverty, King understood the value of education as a force for change. If only political leaders responding to the COVID-19 pandemic had an ounce of his insight.
Millions of children, under the age of five, are at risk of suffering from wasting this year, a condition brought about by a combination of low energy (nutrition) intake and high loss, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic that is having an impact throughout the world.
In his latest meeting with the leaders of different opposition political parties on Wednesday, 29th of July, 2020, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) defended the measures taken by his administration following the death of popular singer and political activist Hachalu Hundesa on basis of restoring law and order across the country; and downplayed the claims that the measures are taken to weaken the Opposition.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Wednesday announced that as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions, African airlines are forecast to lose USD two billion in 2020.