Ice on the Rwenzori mountain range is melting at "disturbing" rates, and within two decades Africa's equatorial peaks will be bare rock.
A third of the Central African Republic refugees in Boyabo are aged between 18 and 30, and they are "dangerously" idle.
Residents in the capital of the DRC have been left to feel uneasy after gunfire erupted throughout the city and several reporters were taken hostage.
After a deadly attack by rebels in DRC's Kamango, SA helicopters in the UN intervention force have helped the country's troops take back the town.
A grisly attack in eastern DRC has left 21 people dead, and several women and children raped, mutilated and beheaded, says the UN.
In a landmark intelligence-gathering exercise, the UN will begin using drones in the DRC to monitor its border and movements by armed groups.
The DRC and defeated M23 rebels are set to sign a peace deal in what the UN hopes will be a key step in efforts to end decades of war.
UN experts have accused Uganda and Rwanda of backing M23 rebels, and despite denials, officials in Kigali have been anxious over the turn of events.
South African diplomats celebrate Jacob Zuma's military and diplomatic interventions contribution to the surrender of the M23 rebels in the DRC.
The Catholic activist has warned the world not to sweep the leader of the LRA under the carpet.
A South African company has begun work on the Kibali mine in the DRC, set to be one of the biggest mines in Africa upon completion.
The rising gold price has boosted AngloGold Ashanti's headline earnings for the first quarter in four.
The Democratic Republic of Congo army plans an "imminent" attack on Rwandan Hutu rebels based in the powder keg east of the country.
Jacob Zuma has reiterated at a joint SADC and Great Lakes Region summit that "security and stability" in the areas are integral to the meeting.
A new power deal was one of the main agreements signed during President Jacob Zuma's state visit to his Congolese counterpart, Joseph Kabila.
The M23 have lost their last stronghold after Democratic Republic of Congo troops captured the area, which is the rebels' main base.
Jacob Zuma has reiterated his support for the DRC government, saying the hundreds of soldiers stationed there is testament to SA's commitment.
If peace is what President Jacob Zuma genuinely wants, then he should pull South African troops from the UN mission in the DRC, say the M23 rebels.
Diplomats have told the UN Security Council that the Democratic Republic of Congo's troops have taken over most of M23's previously held positions.
The UN Security Council says it will hold emergency talks after fresh fighting in the east of the DRC killed a peacekeeper.