Ethiopia PM – Ali Baba CEO Africa – wide coronavirus support
Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on March 15 announced that he had secured a continent wide support coronavirus support from Chinese businessman Jack Ma.
The Ali Baba founder confirmed the news 24-hours later following which the materials were flown to Ethiopia on March 22. Ethiopia had agreed to use its national airline, Ethiopian, to undertake deployment to all member states.
Since March 23, the airline which is Africa’s most profitable has been flying across the continent delivering the supplies. At last count, Ethiopian had delivered to consignments to 41 destinations with 13 others yet to be served as at March 27.
March 27: Ethiopian serves 41 countries so far
March 23rd Eritrea, Djibouti, Egypt and Sudan
March 24th South Africa, Burundi, Rwanda Togo, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Nigeria South Sudan, Somalia and Tanzania
March 25th Gabon, Ghana, Congo and DR Congo
March 26th Seychelles Madagascar Mauritius, Comoros, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Angola, Chad, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, eSwatini, Lesotho, Botswana and Namibia
March 27th Mali and Cape Verde