The Horn of Africa continues to experience a devastating drought, creating a historic food crisis in the region. Food insecurity has hit Somalia ... particularly hard, where some 7 million people have been affected. But President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud’s recent deal on khat imports has made many question his priorities.
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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