In South Africa, the government has released new statistics revealing just how badly healthcare workers have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Unions have long been sounding the alarm about a lack of protective gear. Also, a probable attack by Boko Haram on an IDP camp in the north of Cameroon has been condemned by the UNHCR. After 17 people were killed, residents are living in fear and calling for more army forces to be sent. Finally, Burkina Faso marks six decades since it became independent from France – we look back at its journey to statehood.