Until Africans get the Covid vaccinations they need, the whole world will suffer | Paul Kagame

We’re not asking for charity, but fairness – instead of the hoarding and protectionism currently in play

  • Paul Kagame is the president of Rwanda

The current situation with regard to the access and distribution of Covid-19 vaccines vividly illustrates the decades-old contradictions of the world order.

Rich and powerful nations have rushed to lock up supply of multiple vaccine candidates. Worse, some are hoarding vaccines – purchasing many times more doses than they need. This leaves African and other developing countries either far behind in the vaccine queue, or not in it at all.

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