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Covid-19 Colonialism

African access to Covid vaccines depends on World Bank loans. The World Bank website reveals the extent of loans which African nations have undertaken to buy vaccines: from large countries such as Ghana ($200 million), Ethiopia ($207 million) and Kenya ($130 million), to tiny countries such as Eswatini ($5 million), Gambia ($8 million), and São Tomé ($6.5 million), the Covid vaccine procurement system is mired in the neocolonial approach of indebting African countries and With vaccines, the lack of equitable access is the tip of the neocolonial iceberg . Many of the vaccines will be paid for by loans which will lead to austerity and worse future investment in public health in poor countries.  Do yo think that this is the tip of neocolonialism ?

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