Sinopharm vaccines arrive in Harare, Zimbabwe. China has pledged to donate doses to 35 African nations and the African Union Commission. Photo: AFP
Sinopharm vaccines arrive in Harare, Zimbabwe. China has pledged to donate doses to 35 African nations and the African Union Commission. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: China seeks to boost influence by filling ‘vaccine vacuum’ in poor nations

  • As countries in Africa and elsewhere struggle to secure Covid-19 shots, China has stepped in
  • Analyst says Beijing moved swiftly on vaccine diplomacy and others are only now catching up

Sinopharm vaccines arrive in Harare, Zimbabwe. China has pledged to donate doses to 35 African nations and the African Union Commission. Photo: AFP
Sinopharm vaccines arrive in Harare, Zimbabwe. China has pledged to donate doses to 35 African nations and the African Union Commission. Photo: AFP
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