Democratic Republic of Congo

 
DRC: The election that never happened
DRC: The election that never happened
“Help”. That was the one-word message I received from my contact in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It was enough to tell me everything I...
LGBTI people in the DRC and Mozambique take to the air to foster understanding
LGBTI people in the DRC and Mozambique take to the air to foster understanding
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Mozambique, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people have taken to the...
​The unaccounted billions in international aid
​The unaccounted billions in international aid
“If you keep asking these questions you will be killed,” a good friend and Lubumbashi native told me while I was conducting final interviews for...
Crowd lynches and burns two Hutu women 'militants' in east of DR Congo
Crowd lynches and burns two Hutu women 'militants' in east of DR Congo
Two Hutu women were dragged out of a minibus, lynched and their bodies set on fire by a crowd in the Democratic Republic Congo’s east, a local...
Popular DRC opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi returns as crisis mounts
Popular DRC opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi returns as crisis mounts
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s veteran opposition chief Étienne Tshisekedi came home after a two-year convalescence on Wednesday as the...
Jean-Pierre Bemba: From DRC vice-president to war criminal
Jean-Pierre Bemba: From DRC vice-president to war criminal
Once a towering figure in business and politics, Jean-Pierre Bemba, a former vice-president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, was jailed for 18...
Africa snared in a web of eurobond debt
Africa snared in a web of eurobond debt
The 2008 economic crisis is the largest factor that has driven developing countries to seek alternative sources of finance for social and developmental infrastructure. This is because of drying up bilateral loans and grants from Europe and the United States....
Panama Papers flag billion-dollar DRC mining rip-offs
Panama Papers flag billion-dollar DRC mining rip-offs
The Panama Papers – the leaked documents from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca – have thrown invaluable new light on the externalisation...
Hunger replaces war in Congo's Katanga
Hunger replaces war in Congo's Katanga
It wasn't meant to be like this. The separatist rebels that had caused years of chaos in this southeastern corner of the Democratic Republic of the...
More UN peacekeepers accused of sex crimes
More UN peacekeepers accused of sex crimes
A group of 11 Tanzanian peacekeepers accused of sexual exploitation and abuse in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) also face paternity claims...
Zuma's nephew Khulubuse Zuma implicated in #PanamaLeaks
Zuma's nephew Khulubuse Zuma implicated in #PanamaLeaks
President Jacob Zuma might have more on his plate to answer for this week – this time in relation to his nephew, Khulubuse Zuma’s oil fields in...

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