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Ugandan Government Sparks Confusion With Announcement that Chinese Residents Will be Allowed to Import C19 Vaccine

The Ugandan health ministry sparked quite a bit of confusion on Wednesday when it announced that it would allow Chinese residents in the country to import 4,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine from China to be used within their own community.

Morocco to Use Chinese COVID-19 Vaccine as a Part of a Nationwide Vaccination Campaign

The Moroccan government announced that it plans to embark on a mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign that will initially use Chinese-made vaccines even before they've completed advanced trials. King Mohammed VI instructed the government to make the vaccine free, according to a ...

Chinese Foreign Minister Calls on the UN Security Council to Boost African Vaccine Access

Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, called on the United Nations to help ensure the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in Africa, as treatments for the virus start to become available. The Foreign Minister issued the appeal on Friday at a virtual ...

Alibaba’s Formidable Logistics Operation Teams Up With Ethiopian Airlines to Deliver C19 Vaccines Around the World

China is turning to Alibaba, the massive Chinese e-commerce company, to help with the logistics in the distribution of future COVID-19 vaccines to countries throughout Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America.  Cainiao Smart Logistics Network, Alibaba's enormous distribution division, 

African Countries Are Going to Need Vaccines From China and Other Providers Since COVAX Supplies Will be Insufficient and Too Costly

New data from the Beijing-based consultancy Development Reimagined highlights how expensive it's going to be to vaccinate a sufficient portion of the population in Africa to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control. $5 billion is needed to cover the cost of two-dose vaccinations for just 20% ...

Alibaba Gives a Shot in the Arm to China’s Vaccine Distribution Plan for Africa

China's COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan in Africa is slowly starting to come into focus. Yesterday's news that Cainiao (菜鸟网络科技有限公司), the powerful logistics arm of e-commerce giant Alibaba, is teaming up with Ethiopian Airlines to build an international cold-chain network with hubs in ...

Amid Rising COVID Infection Rates, Kenya Looks to China For Help in Securing Vaccine Supplies

President Uhuru Kenyatta directed the Health Ministry to open talks with China to secure supplies of a future COVID-19 vaccine. Until now, Kenya had planned to depend on the global vaccine alliance known as Covax but amid a new wave of infections and mounting ...

Global Times: Africa and Latin America Will Prefer a Chinese-Made COVID-19 Vaccine

Chinese propaganda outlets are moving to frame the narrative that Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccines are better suited for developing countries compared to those made by U.S. and European organizations.  "African and some Latin American countries would prefer Chinese-developed inactivated vaccines, due to ...

China and the Race to Supply C19 Vaccines in Africa

A palpable sense of anxiety is emerging from a number of African capitals that when COVID-19 vaccines are finally available, poorer, lesser-developed countries are going to once again be at the end of the line.  We saw this earlier this week ...

Fearing Africa Will be Left Behind, AU Opens Talks With Russia and China to Secure C19 Vaccine Supplies

The head of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, John Nkengasong, said last week that his organization, together with the African Union, have started talks with both Chinese and Russian suppliers of COVID-19 vaccines to ensure the continent will receive sufficient supplies when they ...
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