Powerful piece from Kim Sanderson about COVID denial in Tanzania

I am incredibly grateful to North East Bylines for shining a light on Tanzania’s plight. Kim Sanderson’s piece ‘Hakuna COVID’ asks a fundamental question, why is the UK not intervening? We used to take pride in our diplomatic efforts to help bring about change. Like many in the UK, I tuned into the Commonwealth Day celebrations on Sunday on BBC1. The Tanzanian flag visible second from the left as The Prince of Wales spoke of the universal devastation caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic. I was urging him from my living room to go further and urge all 54 member states to respond jointly or encourage multilateral cooperation, especially member states who have yet to engage in in a collective approach. So much can be said without naming names and still have an impact. I feel like this was a missed opportunity, and a nation of 60-million citizens have been let down.

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