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A family member carries a patient who is having difficulty in breathing, to a free oxygen support centre being run by a Gurudwara, a place of worship for Sikhs,  on the outskirts of New Delhi on Monday. Photograph:  Arun Sankar/AFP via Getty Images

A swift and collaborative international response could have stopped the 2019 Covid-19 outbreak in China becoming a global catastrophe in 2020, accordi(...)

A facilitator from the charity Goal leads a training for community mobilisers who will help their areas create action plans focused on what to do if Ebola spreads across the border to Sierra Leone. Photograph: Sally Hayden

In a secondary school classroom in Mafaray town, about 10km from Sierra Leone’s border with Guinea, 12 men and women in matching white T-shirts sit b(...)

Daunte Wright and his son Daunte Jr at the child’s first birthday party. A white police officer, Kimberly Potter, has been charged with manslaughter over Wright’s killing. Photograph: Ben Crump Law, PLLC. via AP

The police officer who shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright has been charged with second-degree manslaughter, as protests over the death of the A(...)

Defence Forces chief of staff Vice-Admiral Mark Mellett at McKee Barracks in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Most people remember when they first had a shiver of concern about Covid-19. For Defence Forces chief of staff Vice-Admiral Mark Mellett, it was when(...)

Abdulai Gbla (62) managed to rebuild a shelter with scrap metal and nails. Photograph: Sally Hayden

Nearly a week after a devastating fire in a slum in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital, many of the more than 7,000 people rendered homeless are still s(...)

President Joe Biden delivering his  primetime TV address  from the East Room of the White House, on Thursday. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

As Joe Biden marked his 50th day as president, he delivered his first primetime TV address on Thursday. Speaking from the White House, in front of a (...)

Niger’s president Mahamadou Issoufou with his French counterpart,  Emmanuel Macron, in Paris in 2019. Photograph: Antoine Gyori/Corbis via Getty Images

Niger’s president Mahamadou Issoufou has been awarded the $5 million (€4.2 million) Ibrahim African leadership prize in recognition of what the judgin(...)

 US president Donald Trump speaks during last year’s  Conservative Political Action Conference at National Harbour in Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

More than five weeks after Donald Trump made his final official trip on Air Force One, in which he travelled to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, the (...)

US president Joe Biden: warned of the challenge posed by vaccine hesitancy. Photograph:  Doug Mills/The New York Times/Bloomberg

US president Joe Biden has warned Americans that “this is not a time to relax” as he celebrated the administering of 50 million Covid-19 vaccine doses(...)

An Ebola information and sanitation station. The disease has a much higher death rate than Covid-19, but unlike coronavirus it is not transmitted by asymptomatic carriers. Photograph: Getty Images

Three people have died of Ebola, and another five have tested positive for the virus in southeastern Guinea, the state health agency said, the first p(...)

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