Daily Archives: December 5, 2019

Cameroon Launches Vaccination Campaign to Contain Measles Outbreak

YAOUNDE – Cameroon has organized a national vaccination campaign to stop a measles outbreak that has infected more than 3,000 people, especially children, this year. The most-affected area is the central African state’s northern border with Nigeria and…

Uganda’s Museveni Criticized for Leading March Against Corruption

KAMPALA, UGANDA – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday led hundreds of people in a march against corruption, calling corrupt people parasites who steal public wealth.Museveni said to end corruption, leaders must develop the economy.Commercial…

Vaccine Group Announces Creation of Ebola Vaccine Stockpile

LONDON – The vaccine alliance GAVI announced Thursday it would invest $178 million to create a global stockpile of about 500,000 Ebola vaccines, a decision that health officials say could help prevent future outbreaks from spiraling out of control. …

When Did You Last See an African Video Game Hero?

NAIROBI – What’s wrong with being a plucky hero running from demon monkeys or a glamorous model in dress up games? Players too often get sucked into worlds full of violence and unhealthy body images, according to Jay Shapiro, co-founder of Kenya-based …