WHO sets new standards on air pollution levels

The World Health Organization issued new guidelines on air pollution Wednesday that dramatically reduce the levels of particulate matter (PM) and other pollutants linked to a range of diseases. These illnesses include heart disease, lung cancer, stroke, and respiratory diseases including asthma. “Since WHO’s last 2005 global update, there has…

Biden stresses Africa commitments at UNGA

Zambia, Sudan and Cameroon are just a few of the nations that United States President Joe Biden mentioned during his speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, as world leaders gathered in person after last year’s virtual UNGA because of the COVID crisis. Speaking on the values of…

Evacuations follow Canary Island eruption

Residents of the Canary Islands were asked to stay away from an area on the island of La Palma, where the Cumbre Vieja volcano erupted on Sunday. The nearby communities of Las Manchas de Abajo, San Nicolás and Jedey were put on alert after the eruption on the island, a…

Algeria’s Bouteflika dies

Former Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika has died. The Algerian government made the announcement, saying the 84-year-old Bouteflika passed away on Friday. He had lived in a care home outside of Algiers since leaving office in 2019. The longtime politician and National Liberation Front leader had been in poor health for…