Despite a late start, Tanzania is trying to catch up with others in slowing down the spread of Covid-19 through its vaccination campaign. But ... one epidemiologist tells The Africa Report that Tanzanian authorities are underreporting the number of delta variant cases that are on the rise.
The Turkish government had made a first attempt to improve ties with Africa back in 1998. Liberal foreign minister Ismail Cem drew up an “action pact for Africa”, but it was never implemented because of the serious economic crisis in Turkey. The coming to power of Erdogan’s Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi and the rise of the pious and dynamic Anatolian bourgeoisie in business changed the scene. In the wake of Turkish Airlines – which now serves 60 African cities – and giant conglomerates that have set out to win business on the continent, small Turkish companies are also seeking opportunities.