African voices are at the heart of conversations at the COP26 climate summit. Despite contributing the least to greenhouse gas emissions, the continent is on the frontline of changes that threaten the environment and livelihoods. In Mauritius, there are fears all the country's beaches could be gone in just 50 years. Meanwhile, the Rwandan capital Kigali is being transformed into a green city with a pedestrian-only centre and self-service bikes.
In the northern Senegalese city of Saint-Louis, excavators are ripping up the beach to lay giant blocks of basalt, to keep the sea at bay. Dire warnings about the risk of rising sea levels due to climate change are already a grim reality in Saint-Louis, where seafront residents in the historic fishing quarter are abandoning their homes to the encroaching Atlantic Ocean.
29 Jun 2021
Clashes between rebels and Yemeni government fighters take place at Marib's Al-Kassara frontline in Yemen, following a renewed offensive by Huthi insurgents.
3 Jun 2021
A Taiwan restaurateur and his friends dress up as spiderman and ninja turtle while they deliver donations of lunch boxes to frontline medical staff, in an effort to put a smile on the island's healthcare workers as they deal with a sudden surge of infections.
22 May 2021
In the heart of territory under siege from the Taliban, one of Afghanistan's most important hydroelectric dams is at the centre of a power struggle that symbolises the battle between the government and insurgents.
25 Apr 2021
What are the chances in 2021 of a world leader dying on the battlefield? Chad's leader of 31 years succumbed to his wounds after once again going to the front. Idriss Deby was one of those African strongmen that seemed to have nine lives. He had gone to face down yet another rebellion or foreign incursion, this time an uprising in the centre-west of that sprawling Sahelian country. Deby's death at 68 was announced one day after coasting to another easy re-election, this time with almost 80 percent of the provisional vote. So whodunnit and why?
20 Apr 2021
Chad's President Idriss Deby has died while visiting troops on the frontline of a battle against rebels, an army spokesman said. David Doyle has more.
17 Mar 2021
When protests first flared in 2011 against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime, Ahmad Mansour took to the streets of Aleppo with his high school-age peers. But as the uprising morphed into armed clashes, he joined the ranks of the armed opposition. Ten years later, he is still fighting. Now the head of his own battalion in Idlib, the 26-year-old has lost countless comrades, but his stance against Assad is unwavering.
30 Dec 2020
The Supreme Court has called on the government to allow doctors at the coronavirus frontline to go on leave. Judges said doctors risk suffering a range of mental health issues under the strain of the pandemic.
21 Jun 2020
At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, when the French hospital system faced an unprecedented health crisis and medical workers were overwhelmed, many foreign medics volunteered to support their French colleagues. Our reporters went to meet Syrian doctors living in France, who are committed to helping their host country – sometimes at the risk of their own lives – and whose skills in warzone medicine proved a valuable asset.
2 May 2020
Being on the frontline, France's medical staff are feeling the full physical and psychological impact of the crisis response to Covid-19. In a bid to help the helpers, most hospitals now offer much-needed support in various forms. But the crisis doesn’t end at the hospital gates, and frontliners are also witnessing the effects on their private lives. We see how this pandemic is affecting their children. Plus, amid the exceptional measures taken to deal with the sudden influx of patients, French authorities promptly called on medical and nursing students for backup. We speak to one of them.
18 Apr 2020
Gbadamosi Adefemi also known as Fola David is a Nigerian hyper-realism artist and a medical doctor. He speaks to GuardianTV about the ravaging Covid-19 and the medical officers on the frontline.