Botched kidnap attempt? Envoy’s death in DRC may not be what it seemed

In a country heavily reliant on humanitarian support, the steady rise in kidnappings of aid workers is concerning

26 May 2021 - 19:56 By Hereward Holland and Djaffar Al Katanty

At around 10am on February 22, seven men, some armed, stepped onto a road in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and forced two cars belonging to the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to stop.

Several minutes of heavy gunfire alerted a group of conservation rangers guarding workers on the scrubby slope above...

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