Ethiopia’s Prime Minister calls on developed countries to help Africa through COVID-19

Martha Apisa, 12, poses for a photograph outside their house after plaiting with the "coronavirus" hairstyle, designed to emulate the prickly appearance of the virus under a microscope, as a fashion statement against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Mama Brayo Beauty Salon within Kambi-Muru village of Kibera slums in Nairobi, Kenya April 29, 2020. Picture taken April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya - RC2YEG99VQE8

Developed countries must hear and respond to the developing world’s pleas to help overcome the crisis. Image: REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Abiy Ahmed
Prime Minister , Ethiopia
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