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The biggest mystery of 2020 (so far) by Ugochukwu Nnamdi Ukamba

We were all glued to that news until…

The biggest mystery of 2020 (so far) for me is how, overnight, #COVID19 news appears to have lost the air time that it had.

Without a doubt, 2020 global news cycle has been crazy but I didn’t know it was going to be this crazy.

In January when the US killed an Iranian General, we all thought that World War 3 first step had been taken and people were writing their last Will. We were all glued to that news until…

Iran shot down and killed 176 people on board Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752. It wasn’t long before it was discovered that they mistook the commercial flight for an aggressor. We were all glued to that news until…

Australian bush fire became the centre story and we were told that at least one billion animals were believed to have died in the fires as more than 100 species were in need of “emergency intervention” in order to survive. Everyone was raising funds to assist. We were all glued to that news until…

The impeachment trial of Donald Trump started. (as I type this it feels like this event occurred 10 years ago). Everyone was an authority on impeachment procedures and permutations. We were all glued to that news until…

Kobe & Gigi Bryant (and 7 other passengers) died in an unfortunate air crash. God rest their souls. We were all glued to that news until…

The UK withdrew from EU (feels like it happened during Margaret Thatcher’s reign). We were all glued to that news until…

Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of rape and criminal sexual assault. Oh, I forgot to add, and Jeffrey Epstein mysteriously died by suicide in a detention facility.

COVID19 held our attention for the longest while and I kept wondering what news cycle would take its spot and when.

Then #GeorgeFloyd was murdered in cold bold on the streets of America by the Police. That’s the matter we have been trying to settle since morning.

Following his murder, every pretension about social distancing and lockdown has evaporated. The news cycle is not awash with damning consequences of more than 20 persons gathering at a point.

What news would we be all glued to next?

Written by: Ugochukwu Nnamdi Ukamba

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