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31 Jul
Senegal's ongoing record COVID-19 surge has left the capital without spare beds for the severest cases as hundreds now flock to health centres in the hope of getting vaccinated. Like many African countries facing a third wave of infections, Senegal is more vulnerable due to a low vaccination rate compared to richer nations. It has administered fewer than 1 million doses so far to a population of around 16 million people, according to government data.
27 May
In France, women who wish to give birth in a non-medicalised setting have limited options. There are only six birth centres and 80 midwives who practise homebirths in mainland France. But since the onset of the Covid-19 crisis, these alternative methods of giving birth have been gaining traction. Not only are some couples concerned about exposing themselves and their newborn babies to the virus at a hospital, but maternity wards have had to put in place restrictions which mean fathers cannot stay for more than a few hours after the birth.
3 May
With infection rates stabilizing, German hospitals are reportedly experiencing their "first, slight relief" in the latest coronavirus wave. But many warn it is too early to celebrate.
25 Apr
India is in the middle of a second deadly wave of coronavirus infections, with the number of new infections skyrocketing in recent days. The medical response is hampered by shortages of oxygen, drugs and hospital beds.
18 Apr
Urgent action is needed to contain a third wave of coronavirus, top health officials have warned. The number of intensive care patients could reach a record high this month.
28 Feb
France will enter "crisis organization" on Thursday, increasing hospital beds, delaying non-urgent surgery and mobilizing all medical staff, a new report has revealed. Follow DW for the latest.
25 Feb
Nigerian hospitals struggle under growing numbers of coronavirus cases as the wait for vaccines continue. According to a study, around one in five people in Lagos have had Covid-19, well above the official national infection figures. Meanwhile in Niger, ruling party candidate Mohamed Bazoum is declared the winner of the presidential run-off. Supporters of his rival take to the streets with accusations of fraud. And as the world rushes to source Covid-19 vaccines, Guinea launches an Ebola immunisation drive in response to a fresh outbreak.
6 Feb
The second COVID-19 wave has started in South Africa, earlier than expected. After Christmas, another lockdown was announced – but the consequences of the holiday celebrations are now being felt in the country.
11 Jan
Hundreds of medical students have volunteered to help out in Czech hospitals packed with Covid-19 patients where staff are struggling with one of the highest infection rates in the world. Hospitals across the Czech Republic have been on the verge of maximum capacity since the autumn, when the EU member of 10.7 million people saw a massive spike in Covid cases. It had Europe's highest per capita Covid-19 daily death rate for several weeks in October and November, and the contagion rate in recent days has been higher than in the United States.
28 Dec 2020
It's Christmas Day and following a year which has been harrowing for so many, we've decided to look back at the good news of 2020. We begin in Uganda, where a plastics company that specialises in recycling switched from making building materials to face shields to help hospitals. We also go to Benin, where the closure of the border with Nigeria has led to a push for more locally produced food, some of it on rooftops. And our correspondent in DR Congo looks back at how an NGO is helping Ebola survivors turn their lives around.
8 Dec 2020
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15 Nov 2020
In Nigeria, coming from a wealthy elite family means that your life path has almost certainly already been charted for you so you don’t have to stray too far but if you venture out on your own to “do your own thing” and eventually make it big and become a global sensation, you would only be the guy or girl that did it after Davido.

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