The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been keeping busy under its crown prince Mohammed bin Salman. He has virtually become one of the most powerful ... leaders of the Arab world, especially in the fight for influence in East Africa against its former foe Qatar. Is it any wonder that Riyadh is now making a foray into the arts to also highlight a more tolerant and open country?
As Africa faces a third wave of Covid-19, the population’s vaccination rate has plateaued. According to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC) only 2% of the population is now fully vaccinated.
In addition to the logistical and economic difficulties in obtaining supplies on the continent, which partly explain this delay, a fringe of the population – including some leaders – still refuse to be vaccinated.
To combat this scepticism, most African leaders have agreed to play the game and have received their dose from Sinopharm, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna or Sputnik-5.
From the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, who chose to publicise his injection, to sceptics such as the Malagasy Andry Rajoelina, who advocates alternative medicines, we take a look at the situation of the 54 leaders across the continent.
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