Ramaphosa urges businesses to contribute financially to vaccine Africa's rollout

by Reuters
Wednesday, 27 January 2021 14:26 GMT

JOHANNESBURG, Jan 27 (Reuters) - African Union (AU) Chair Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday called on African companies and foreign companies that do business in Africa to contribute financially to the continent's efforts to roll out COVID-19 vaccines.

Ramaphosa, South Africa's president, added during an AU webinar that telecoms firm MTN had offered to donate $25 million to the vaccine programme of the AU's disease control body to immunise healthcare workers. (Reporting by Alexander Winning; editing by John Stonestreet)

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