Ethiopian politics has long been the battleground of two intractably opposed forces. These forces have been waging a war of attrition that has inflicted an incalculable damage on the country and its people.
As Ethiopia endeavors to overcome the raft of problems which have been besetting it for eons it is battling strong headwinds in the form of the global COVID-19 pandemic and the deepening rift between it and Egypt over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
The news that some European countries and the U.S. are starting to ease COVID-19 lockdown restrictions as well the low number of confirmed cases reported daily in Ethiopia for successive days should not lull Ethiopians into a false sense of security.
The Government of Ethiopia is exerting the maximum effort to combat the coronavirus disease raging across the world and mitigating its devastating impacts. Citizens are supporting it wholeheartedly in its endeavor.
The global COVID-19 pandemic calls for a concerted action on the part of each and every Ethiopian to seek homegrown solutions, complimented by international best practices, before it ravages the economy and social fabric of their beloved country.
The devastating impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic on countries with the best medical professionals, teaching and research facilities, and health infrastructure underscores the vital importance of undertaking precautionary steps.