Doctors across Nigeria begin indefinite strike


Amid a surge in Covid-19 infections, Nigeria's frontline doctors have begun an indefinite strike. The country's Association of Resident Doctors says the government has ignored their demands, which include months of back pay and bonuses for treating coronavirus patients. As France 24's Sam Olukoya reports, it's the fourth time doctors have gone on strike since the start of the pandemic.


Also in this edition, the United Nations has warned jihadists in Burkina Faso are increasingly recruiting child soldiers. It's the first time Burkina Faso has been added to the UN's annual report on Children and Armed Conflict. Experts in child recruitment say poverty is a driving factor pushing young people toward armed groups, while regional violence and the Covid-19 crisis is also thought to have made children more vulnerable. Aid groups are calling for a plan of action that includes education and psychiatric help for the young recruits.

Finally, there's frustration in Senegal over France's 'European health pass'. Many of the 25,000 French people living in the country do not have the right to obtain the document because they received the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine: a jab not approved by European authorities. Without the pass, travel and access to public spaces in the EU is complicated.

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