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A murder in Congo

What does the decade-old “Congo-case,” involving two Norwegian mercenaries, tell us about residue coloniality in Scandinavia?

African countries aren’t borrowing too much: they’re paying too much for debt

African governments are issuing and listing their Eurobonds on established international debt markets – usually London and Irish Stock Exchanges

JP Mika is a Congolese artist in full bloom

The painter, who hails from the DRC, is currently presenting his first solo exhibition outside his home country in Paris

DRC’s Ebola outbreak has all the makings of a humanitarian crisis

The current Ebola outbreak in the DRC is devastating vulnerable communities already affected by displacement and violence

French court to rule in Koffi Olomide assault case

A French court will on Monday announce a verdict in the trial in absentia of the Congolese music star, accused of sexual assaulting his dancers

Kabila co-opts the opposition to prolong a family dynasty

The DRC’s former president has his eye on a long-term goal — to become of member of the Class of 2034 of lifelong leaders

Why there’s a case for giving foreign aid to authoritarian regimes

Aid has never been just about helping people. It's also about gaining influence and exercising soft power

A Tshisekedi finally at DRC’s helm

But there are fears that Felix has been co-opted by Joseph Kabila, who controls the electoral commission

Fight to end rape in war must begin in peacetime — Nobel Prize winner Denis Mukwege

The Congolese doctor won the Nobel prize for his work to end sexual violence in war and is considered an expert on gang rape in conflict

Two thirds of African cities face ‘extreme climate risk’

Eight African cities featured in the 2018 Climate Vulnerability Index

Kabila vows ‘peaceful, credible’ DR Congo vote at UN

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has not known a peaceful transition of power since independence from Belgium in 1960

Bemba’s party to appeal after ex-warlord barred from DRC vote

The DRC's election commission ruled out Bemba running on the basis that he was "convicted by the International Criminal Court" for bribing witnesses

DRC election: the dangers behind Bemba’s possible candidacy

Jean-Pierre Bemba is a man with a past. Once accused of crimes against humanity, he is now making a play for the DRC's presidency

UN: South African peacekeepers in DRC face paternity claims

The latest allegations have surfaced a month after South African troops were accused of sexually exploiting women in North Kivu.

Southern Africa’s human rights problem

Basic rights are under severe threat in the region, says Human Rights Watch

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Zuma, Zondo play the waiting game

The former president says he will talk once the courts have ruled, but the head of the state capture inquiry appears resigned to letting the clock run out as the commission's deadline nears

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Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

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