Democratic Republic of Congo

 
In DR Congo's wounded heart, voting drive offers hope for peace
In DR Congo's wounded heart, voting drive offers hope for peace
After more than a year of bloodshed, faint hopes of peace are starting to stir in the heart of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
DRC: Opposition don’t want Kabila to have it all his own way
DRC: Opposition don’t want Kabila to have it all his own way
So far, this has been a miserable year - another miserable year - for opponents of Joseph Kabila. The Congolese...
Beleaguered Kabila finds a friend in Zuma
Beleaguered Kabila finds a friend in Zuma
It has been a tough few weeks for Joseph Kabila. Two related challenges have left the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo looking...
Ebola’s back – but don’t panic just yet
Ebola’s back – but don’t panic just yet
In early May, the head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) was celebrating. Margaret Chan was in Guinea, the epicentre of the devastating...
Displaced Congolese find unlikely refuge in Angola
Displaced Congolese find unlikely refuge in Angola
Thousands of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo are fleeing across the border to Angola – even though Angola has not always been a...
More shocks as Morocco lose, Ivory Coast held
More shocks as Morocco lose, Ivory Coast held
Defending champions the Ivory Coast and Morocco on Monday became just the latest strongly fancied teams to fail to deliver at the Africa Cup...
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...

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