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    Africa’s largest economy has written a formal request to the African Union (AU) calling for the body to grant it 10 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to supplement the COVAX programme and has allocated $26 million for licensed vaccine production, the country’s health minister announced on Monday. Nigeria is grappling with a second wave of novel […]

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