WHO alerts six African countries after Ebola outbreaks

02/17/2021

CONAKRY — The World Health Organization has asked six African countries to be alert for possible Ebola infections, as Guinea on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, reported new cases and Democratic Republic of Congo said its new infections…

UN chief: World ‘at the breaking point’ due to inequalities

Associated Press 07/19/2020

JOHANNESBURG  — Saying “we are at the breaking point,” the U.N. secretary-general made a sweeping call Saturday to end the global inequalities that sparked this year’s massive anti-racism protests and have been further exposed by the coronavirus…

Africa faces an ‘existential threat’ as virus cases spread

04/03/2020

JOHANNESBURG  — Some African countries will have more than 10,000 coronavirus cases by the end of April, health officials projected Thursday, as the continent least equipped to treat serious infections has an “enormous gap” in the number…

Donkeys stolen, skinned in Africa to feed Chinese demand

Inquirer Visayas 06/15/2018

NAIROBI, Kenya — Dawn was just beginning to break when Joseph Kamonjo Kariuki woke to find his donkeys missing. The villager searched the bush frantically for the animals he depends on to deliver water for a living…

Africa new frontline in anti-tobacco fight

AFP 03/08/2018

Africa and other developing regions are becoming increasingly significant battlegrounds in the effort to combat the spread of smoking, an anti-smoking campaign group warned on Thursday. But most countries in sub-Saharan Africa have inadequate monitoring of tobacco…

Fake medicines flourish in Africa

AFP 01/17/2018

There’s nothing covert about Roxy – a huge market in Abidjan selling counterfeit medicine, the scourge of Africa and the cause of around 100,000 deaths annually on the world’s poorest continent. Located in the bustling Adjame quarter…

Malala Yousafzai finishes high school, joins Twitter

Inquirer.net 07/09/2017

It’s easy to forget that the Nobel Prize laureate and education activist Malala Yousafzai is just like any 19-year-old. The young Pakistani humanitarian joined Twitter July 7 and shared that she was graduating from high school. She…

Baclaran

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 05/01/2017

Mention Baclaran and the first thing that comes to your mind is the popular devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title Our Mother of Perpetual Help (OMPH) whose shrine in Baclaran, Paranaque City, is a…

Canoy wants rematch

Calvin D. Cordova 04/11/2017

VETERAN boxer Jason Canoy isn’t giving up just yet after he fell short in his world title bid in South Africa last month. In fact, the Omega Boxing Gym stalwart is hoping for a rematch against Mzuvukile…

Got you under my skin

Margie and Stephen Zenz 04/04/2017

FROM subculture to pop culture. It used to be a thing only for sailors and jailbirds. Now look around and you’ll see not only celebrities and rock stars getting inked but your friends and neighbors, too. Many…

Canoy now in South Africa, says he’s ready

Calvin D. Cordova 03/28/2017

IN HIGH spirits, Jason Canoy of the Omega Boxing Gym arrived in Cape Town, South Africa last Monday for his much-awaited world title showdown with the unbeaten Mzuvikile Magwaca. Canoy (26W-6L-2D-19KOs) will be fighting the South African…

Villanueva vows not to lose this time

Glendale G. Rosal 03/02/2017

After bungling his first attempt at a world title, “King” Arthur Villanueva is treating every opportunity that comes his way as if it’s his last chance. The 28-year-old ALA Boxing Gym stalwart Villanueva, a native of Bago…

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