To be better prepared for future pandemics, scientists need to focus on climate change and how it impacts the entire world "so we do the right thing," Chris Gordon from the University of Ghana tells DW.
The WHO says an independent panel is to assess global responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. This comes as the number of cases worldwide approaches 12 million. Follow DW for the latest.
Schools in parts of sub-Saharan Africa will remain closed because of a hike in coronavirus cases, further crippling already-fragile education systems on the continent. Those that have opened risk new viral infections.
This week on Eco Africa we visit Senkelle Swayne's Hartebeest Sanctuary in Ethiopia, learn how to make art by recycling old mobile phones and meet Modou Fall, a tireless anti-plastic campaigner in Senegal.
A number of candidate vaccines for COVID-19 use a genetic modification of the virus. It's a relatively new process that scientists say may be safer and cheaper than conventional vaccines. Aren't there any downsides?
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