Vaccine nationalism poses a major threat to Africa as the West gobbles up supplies – we need to up our game

By David Monyae and Sizo Nkala counsel The race to inoculate world populations against Covid-19 has begun in earnest and Africa is losing it. According to The New York Times, as of 4 February 2021 a total of 107.3 million vaccine Read More …

China has promised millions of coronavirus vaccines to countries globally. And it is ready to deliver them.

By David Culver and Nectar Gan. Inside a gray warehouse at the Shenzhen International Airport in southern China, a row of white chambers sits in a cordoned-off corner, each fitted with a display screen showing the customised temperature inside. A Read More …

Chinese peacekeepers Boast South Sudan’s police with supplies to fight COVID-19.

Central Equatoria, South Sudan The Chinese peacekeepers have donated supplies to help South Sudan’s Central Equatoria regional police to contain COVID-19. According to information posted on Chinese embassy in South Sudan, Chinese UN police (UNPOL) serving in the United Nations Read More …

Politics of Pandemic: How Zimbabwe is Using Covid-19 to Stifle Human Rights.

Harare, Zimbabwe. Arguably, no country has not been affected by the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus pandemic. But for Zimbabwe, many believe Covid-19 presented an opportunity for authoritarian regime to use Coronavirus measures and entrench itself while grossly violating fundamental Read More …

Sickening thy neighbour: Export restraints on medical supplies during a pandemic

By Simon Evenett Given the centrality of China to many international supply chains, there is considerable interest in the impact of COVID-19 on global trade flows. And a troubling trade policy dimension is now coming to light. This column reports on and assesses a finding Read More …