Daily Archives: August 29, 2021

Burkina Faso vows major security changes after deadly attack

OUAGADOUGOU— Burkina Faso said that it would overhaul its security forces to cope with a six-year militant insurgency that has claimed more than 1,400 lives and forced 1.3 million people from their homes.The government will “review the structural and o…

DR Congo: Goma rallies to demand end to killing of journalists

GOMA (DR Congo)— Dressed in black, dozens of journalists gathered in Goma to pay tribute to fellow pressmen murdered in the last four months in Congo’s North Kivu and Ituri provinces.Two journalists have been murdered in eastern Congo in August alone, …

DR Congo arrests former health minister over missing COVID funds

KINSHASA— The former Minister of Health of the Democratic Republic of Congo Eteni Longondo was placed Friday under provisional arrest for alleged misappropriation of funds allocated to the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, prison and government s…