Addis Ababa  —  The African Export-Import Bank is ready to raise up to $5bn to purchase Covid-19 vaccines for African countries, John Nkengasong,  head of the continent’s disease control body, said on Thursday.

 Nkengasong, head of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said Africa needs to be proactive in the race to secure vaccines for the novel coronavirus that has infected more than 41-million people globally...

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