Five years after its war officially ended, insecurity and rights violations remain widespread in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Part of the problem lies with the army and police, which are undergoing major reform. Ernest Harsch examines the overhaul of both the police and army institutions.
Fifty years after China established its first diplomatic ties with an African country, the third summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation was held in November last year. It marked the biggest gathering to date of Chinese and African leaders. All 48 African countries that have diplomatic relations with China took part.