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Senegal buries 11 babies after hospital fire

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Senegal on Sunday buried 11 babies who died in a hospital blaze, a local mayor said, after the tragedy sparked fresh anger over the state of the health system. The blaze late Wednesday in the western city of Tivaouane was just the latest in a series of hospital deaths that have exposed the weaknesses of Senegal’s healthcare system. President Macky Sall on Thursday fired his health minister. But for many Senegalese, that is not enough, and they fear more tragedies in the future. Last month, a heavily pregnant woman died in agony after her appeals for a caesarean at a public hospital in the nort…

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