Daily Archives: September 2, 2019

Burkina Faso Coup Leaders Sentenced to Up to 20 Years in Prison

OUAGADOUGOU - Two senior allies of Burkina Faso's deposed former president Blaise Compaore were sentenced to up to 20 years in prison on Monday for organizing a 2015 coup attempt against a transitional government.Protesters, angered by Compaore's attem...

Looting, Violence Spread in South Africa’s Major Cities

JOHANNESBURG - Looting and violence spread across several neighborhoods in South Africa's major cities of Pretoria and Johannesburg on Monday, after a spate of overnight attacks that appeared to target foreign-owned shops.At least 50 shops were looted ...

West African states have a science and technology plan. But it’s going nowhere

Fifteen West African countries are a year away from the target date of their 10-year policy plan on science and technology dubbed ECOPOST. But they have made very little progress on the goals they set themselves.The plan is an essential

UN Chief Appeals for Donors to Follow Through on Ebola Pledges

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres encouraged donors to honor the pledges they have made to combat Ebola as he visited the Democratic Republic of Congo to offer support in fighting the outbreak.Guterres told reporters Monday in Kinshasa ...

Former Congo Health Minister Questioned Over Ebola Spending

GOMA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO - Democratic Republic of Congo's former health minister has been questioned by police over his management of funds in the country's response to the Ebola epidemic, his lawyers said on Monday.They denied any wrongdoing...