Militia, the military, pit bosses, buyers and miners vie for the metal that's smuggled out of the Congo.
A problem getting homegrown people to soccer matches: the locals just don’t seem to be interested in African football.
Shots rang out as dozens of students shouting "Kabila get out!" faced off against police officers at Kinshasa's university.
In a compelling interview with the M&G, an ex-child soldier from the DRC shares his story of abduction, fighting in the war and his escape to SA.
The spectre of a rapacious king and the legacy of European colonialism hang over Lubumbashi in the DRC, writes Anton Goosen.
The well-heeled flock to a marble-clad hotel in a city renowned as a smuggling hub for gold.
Maite Nkoana-Mashabane discusses her first term as international relations minister, terror in Africa, conflict in Nigeria, and patriotism in SA.
The state must reaffirm that Virunga has universal value for all humanity, says the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF).
Violence continues in the eastern DRC after an attack from an armed group left three South African soldiers injured.
Heavy fighting has erupted near the airport in CAR's capital Bangui, as Christian militia blocked an attempt to evacuate Muslims.
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.
About 12 soldiers have been convicted in the east DRC where government troops have battled to clamp down on several armed groups.
A grisly attack in eastern DRC has left 21 people dead, and several women and children raped, mutilated and beheaded, says the UN.
The end of conflict with the M23 rebels has people in the eastern DRC hoping for peace.
In a landmark intelligence-gathering exercise, the UN will begin using drones in the DRC to monitor its border and movements by armed groups.
Talks to finalise a truce between the DRC and defeated M23 rebels have collapsed, in a setback to efforts to end one of Africa's longest conflicts.
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.
Defeated M23 rebels in the Congo are poised to sign a peace deal with the government, in what is hoped will be a turning point to end decades of war.