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Ngozi, Tedros, Diop. . . Africa’s voice on the global stage

By The Africa Report
Posted on Tuesday, 20 April 2021 14:57

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala addresses a meeting of the World Trade Organization's General Council in Geneva, Switzerland, on 1 March 2021. (WTO/Handout via Xinhua)

African leaders are not happy with the way their countries have been treated by the rest of the world.

Many of them are seeking to band together to make a change at a continental and global level. The Covid-19 pandemic has led more people to speak up. Ghanaian and Nigerian lawmakers rebuked China for racial discrimination against Africans in the country during the pandemic.

Writing in The Africa Report a year ago, former World Bank vice-­president for Africa Obiageli Ezekwesili doubled down on her calls for China to pay reparations for its failure to contain the virus, saying: ‘The unjustified suffering of the poor and vulnerable brought on by the actions of a comparatively rich and powerful country demands a new system for addressing global inequities.’