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New wave of violence in Congo

International | Worsening unrest in the Northeast sparks international concern
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/24/20, 01:38 pm

Families seeking refuge from Islamist violence arrived July 9 in Boga, a town of about 30,000 people in the northeast Democratic Republic of Congo. They came from villages fewer than 10 miles away. Some carried personal belongings or brought goats and chickens they had snagged while on the move.

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Tanzania’s troubling response to COVID-19

International | The country’s leadership faces criticism for its reaction to the pandemic
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/08/20, 04:01 pm

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has questioned the safety of face masks, refused to impose a lockdown, and issued irregular updates on COVID-19 infection rates. On Sunday, he suspended the head of the national health laboratory and condemned imported coronavirus test kits as faulty because they returned false positives for non-human samples like a goat and a papaya.

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High speed pursuit

Faith & Inspiration | Finding our only comfort in life and death
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 12/12/19, 05:59 pm

The Heidelberg Catechism, published in 1563, poses a good question to contemplate as 2019 heads toward history: “What is your only comfort in life and death?”

Last month, aboard a ship steaming from Casablanca, Morocco, to Dakar, Senegal, I read two thought-provoking novels featuring West African protagonists who found no comfort. 

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