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‘We want to buy vaccines,’ says African Union Covid-19 special envoy

By AFP
19 September 2021   |   12:26 pm
The African Union Special Envoy for Covid-19 response Strive Masiyiwa says African countries want to buy Covid-19 vaccines rather than keep waiting for jabs and implores producers to give the continent a fair shot at access.

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