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Countries receiving vaccines from Covax and from China, as of early April 2021

Scenarios for vaccine diplomacy in Africa

Africa’s geography and economics create particularly difficult challenges for obtaining and distributing vaccines. Enter “vaccine diplomacy,” where countries offer supplies, funding and logistical help in hopes of bolstering their influence on the continent. China has engaged in such activities most visibly, but the diverse array of strategies and rapidly changing circumstances mean its efforts can only go so far.

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