UN slams Philippine police for killing nine activists
Rights groups report that police killed activists in a raid meant to target militants. UN officials have blamed Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for encouraging police violence.
Mental health crisis a threat to the Philippine economy
In the Philippines, economic anxiety, declining mental health, the prohibitive cost of seeking help and the risk of further economic damage feed off each other in a vicious spiral.
Philippine inmates ink over gang tattoos to combat jail violence
Heavily-tattooed Philippine inmates wince in pain as fellow prisoners use improvised tattooing machines to cover up symbols identifying their gang affiliation as part of an official programme aimed at reducing violence.
President Buhari directs lockdown of Lagos, Ogun and FCT Abuja, NNPC declares fuel sufficiency
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Philippine youth losing faith in political system
Philippine youth, who make up more than half of their country's population, are generally anti-establishment. Their failure to make an impact on the mid-term polls raises many questions about the future of the country.
Philippines' Duterte stirs controversy by kissing woman on lips
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asked a woman to kiss him on the lips in exchange for a book during an official visit to South Korea.
Body of beheaded German hostage found: Philippines
The Philippine military says it had recovered the body of an elderly German hostage who was beheaded by Islamic militants last week.