As richer countries race to distribute covid-19 vaccines, Somalia remains the rare place where much of the population hasn’t taken the coronavirus seriously. Some fear that’s proved to be deadlier than anyone knows.
It is places like Somalia, the Horn of Africa nation torn apart by three decades of conflict, that will be last to see vaccines in any significant quantity. With part of the country still held by the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group, the risk of the virus becoming endemic in some hard-to-reach areas is strong — a fear for parts of Africa amid the slow arrival of vaccines. Continue reading HERE