Students earn their spurs in packed Czech hospitals
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.
Saving lives with plastic waste: Ugandan company recycles plastics into PPE for hospitals
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.
Davido: View from the top cover shoot - Behind the Scenes
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.
#EndSARS: Court orders probe of Sam Adeyemi, Davido, Tuface, others and more
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Sunday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Sunday.
Israel's army opens coronavirus unit to ease burden on hospitals
Israel opens a new coronavirus treatment facility co-run by the army's medical corps, an unprecedented move for the military unit, aimed at bolstering an embattled healthcare system. The Jewish state currently has one of the world's highest daily coronavirus infection rates per capita, with the number of seriously ill patients steadily rising.
Malabu Scandal: FG asks Eni, Shell for $1.1 Billion, Five banks raked in N175.41bn on fees, commission and more
Here is why you should pick up a copy of The Guardian on Thursday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands on Thursday.
Abba Kyari buried in Abuja after dying of COVID-19, Deaths linked to the coronavirus now over 150,000 globally
Here is why you should pick a copy of The Guardian on Sunday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands on Sunday.
Penis enlargement goes viral in Papua New Guinea
Hospitals in Papua New Guinea are currently treating more men with penile disfigurement and dysfunction gotten from injection procedures gone wrong. Doctors say some of the men, usually aged 18 to 40, inject foreign substances to enlarge their phallus.
Lagos demolish defective buildings
The Lagos state government today made good its word to begin demolishing buildings earlier marked defective. The demolition exercise is coming in the aftermath of a three-story building that collapsed on Wednesday in Ita Faji, a crowded neighbourhood in Lagos Island.