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Searching for justice in the war on womxn’s bodies

In a world defined by gendered violence, what can we do differently?

The DRC’s response to Covid-19 must be tailored to local context

Immunisation and other preventative programmes for malaria, cholera, measles and malnutrition, which kill children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, must continue

DRC in mourning as funeral parties banned

Numerous countries around the world have adopted similar measures to try to counter Covid-19

Pandor goes into self-isolation after Covid-19 scare

The minister of international relations took the precaution after allegations that an employee had tested positive for the virus

Mega lessons from mega-events

Expo 2020 Dubai has already engaged 30 000 volunteers from the city

Amended Refugee Act restricts fundamental rights

Minister of Home Affairs Aaron Motsoaledi has defended the new amendments to the Refugees Act that came into effect at the...

Ebola in the Congo: a forgotten conflict became a danger to world health

Local communities are wary of the sudden arrival of outsiders and of their interest in regions where there's been violence for years

Durban refugee office turns away asylum applicants

A staff shortage means asylum seekers are unable to make appointments to apply for refugee status

DRC’s Ebola outbreak spreads to Uganda

World Health Organisation confirms one case of the virus

More than 1 000 dead in DRC Ebola epidemic

The current outbreak is the second deadliest on record, after an epidemic killed more than 11 300 people in West Africa in 2014-2016

It’s time for a reckoning for Kagame and his estern cheerleaders

As we commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, we cannot keep excusing the crimes of Rwanda’s current government

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

Debating media’s role in driving Rwanda’s genocide

Although many years have passed, the Rwandan genocide still has much to teach us about the centrality of media in cases of state violence

Ebola outbreak spreads to new city in conflict-hit Congo

Home to nearly one million people, Bunia is the latest Congolese city to report an Ebola infection

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

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