Africa will not be taken seriously until it rethinks the scale of financial, strategic, technical and moral investment into vaccine manufacturing. Until this happens, our continent will forever be a place of slogans and broken dreams, writes Redi Tlhabi.
One of my first big assignments as a young news anchor at the South African Broadcasting Corporation, was to present the historic transition from the moribund Organisation of the African Union, to the modern and supposedly more reformed African Union.
Launched in Durban, in July 2002, the African Union promised to usher in a new era of accountability, modernisation and self-reliance. It was hard not buy into that optimism.