In Africa's most populous nation, a differing of opinions is a given. But when it comes views on homosexuality and queerness in the country, ... those of the elite take precedence. The colonial legacy in Nigeria has left the country, like many others, with a bias against non-heterosexual relations. And this has in turn been eaten up and spat out by the major religious institutions in the country.
There are two main points of concern: the procurement of vaccines and the price of testing.
The Ghanaian Ministry of Health reportedly agreed to buy 300,000 vails of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine at $19 each from Sheik Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum (a member of the UAE’s ruling family). Buying these vaccines directly from the Russian government would have been at a much lower cost of $10 each.
“The Ministry in Accra issued a detailed rebuttal claiming it had exhausted all efforts to engage with the Russian government, and had no option but to pursue the Dubai route,” reports Africa Confidential.