Day: January 31, 2023

Pope Francis Arrives in DRC with Message of Peace, Reconciliation

Pope Francis arrives in the Democratic Republic of Congo Tuesday on his first visit to the country with Africa’s largest Catholic population. Francis will be in the DRC, a country struggling with decades of conflict, until Friday, when he goes to the w…

Mali Jihadist Leader in Secret Talks With Northern Groups

A powerful al-Qaida-affiliated leader in the Sahel has been in secret talks with armed groups in northern Mali that, like him, are fighting militants backed by the Islamic State group, sources close to the meetings said.The jihadist is Iyad Ag Ghaly, a…

COVID-19 still international health emergency: WHO

GENEVA— The World Health Organization (WHO) said that the COVID-19 pandemic still constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), the WHO’s highest alert level.The announcement came amid the recent increase of weekly reported de…

At least 28 killed in two attacks in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU— At least 28 people, including soldiers and civilians, were killed in two separate gunmen attacks on Sunday and Monday in Burkina Faso, a regional governor and the army have revealed.Fifteen civilians were killed on Sunday by unidentified a…