World War III and Meghan says “keep your crown”
Who would have thought, when we were saying our goodbyes to 2019 and welcoming the New Year in, that roughly 2-3 months into 2020, the entire world would be battling one of the worst pandemics in recent history. And it feels like every month is out there to outdo the previous one.
If you need a quick refresher of the events in chronological so far: just a few days into 2020, World War III was trending on Twitter after the Pentagon announced the killing of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani. Then Meghan Markle, flipped the scripted on her ‘happily ever after’ princess story, when alongside her husband Prince Harry they announced, against all expectations, that they were leaving their royals duties.
January ended on a very tragic note for basketball fans worldwide when legendary basketball player, Kobe Bryant died along his young daughter Gianna, in a helicopter crash. 🙁
A virus wreak havoc the entire globe and Mother Earth grounds us all
As if this wasn’t enough, on January 30, the World Health Organization declared that the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), which first appeared in the late 2019 in China, was fast spreading around the world and, consequently declared it as a pandemic.
From there you will swear we’ve been unknowingly casted in a bad sci-fi movie , you know those ones where a mad scientist virus take a life of its own and goes on a rampage to eliminate humans from the face of Earth?
Months later, countries like Italy, Spain and The United States have become the new epicenters of the virus. Today, more than 4 million of people are affected, 1.4 million have recovered and unfortunately more than 280 000 have died from the virus. As a result, most world governments have implemented social distancing measures (big buzz word of the moment) and half of humanity, is quarantined in their homes.
In Africa, over 60 000 cases have been reported on the continent, with more than 9 000 recoveries and around 2000 deaths recorded (NB: Numbers change by the minute.). Yep, and we’re only into 4 months of 2020.
As the world is going through unprecedented times, with the entire humanity facing the same public health challenge at the same time, while most of our outside world life has been cancelled, we are forced to dig deep within us and find the resources to keep us going through the bad times, re-evaluate our lifestyles, values and dreams. I encourage you all to look at the silver lining of this dark cloud, use this time to reflect, indulge in proper self-care , and cherish time with your loved ones while keeping safe and healthy.
Africa Day + Gig Guide + Important Dates
Here are some important dates and things to look out for in May:
10 May Mother’s Day : time to celebrate mothers and mothers figures in our lives
12 May International Nurses Day : They are the unsung heroes of public health care, especially during this pandemic. Furthermore 2020 was designated as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife by the World Health Organization in recognition of the contributions they make, and the risks associated with nursing shortages.
25 May let’s all celebrate Africa Day
Coming up on the blog : do not miss my post about all the fun stuffs happening (virtually of course) in the world right now in a new feature called HON Weekly, a love letter from Ghana.
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