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Grassroots mobilisation is key to fighting an outbreak

As health workers in the DRC deal with the news that Ebola has not yet been defeated, they reflect on the lessons the epidemic has taught them

Soundtrack to a pandemic: Africa’s best coronavirus songs

Drawing on lessons from Ebola, African artists are using music to convey public health messaging. And they are doing it in style

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

Dictators expand their toolbox

An update of How to Rig an Election is a guide to new strategies used by authoritarian leaders to stay in power

DRC authorities ban Kinshasa rallies over tensions

Tshisekedi was elected in December to replace Kabila who presided over sub-Saharan Africa's biggest country for nearly two decades

It’s closing time in Kinshasa

In less than a month, the bars spilling out on to the city’s highways and byways will no longer be allowed to serve customers before 6pm

Kinshasa is drowning in waste

The Congolese capital does not have a functioning garbage collection system. Consequences for the health of the "Kinois" are catastrophic

Campaigning for critical election opens in crisis-wracked DRC

At stake in the vote is political stewardship of a mineral-rich country that has never known a peaceful transition of power since independence

DRC opposition Kinshasa rally authorised for Friday — candidate

Political tensions are rising in the DRC before the long-delayed December 23 election to select a successor to President Joseph Kabila

How Kinshasa’s markets are captured by powerful private interests

The majority of the “formal” and officially acknowledged taxes aren’t fed into the formal hierarchy and revenue flow as they are supposed to be

Gearing Africa’s cities for the future

By 2030, 15 cities in Africa will have populations over 5 million, most of whom will live in informal settlements.

A huge mobilisation in DRC aims to vaccinate millions against yellow fever

The world’s largest yellow fever vaccination effort has come to the urban sprawl that is the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital, Kinshasa

Protesting DRC students tell Kabila to ‘get out’

Shots rang out as dozens of students shouting "Kabila get out!" faced off against police officers at Kinshasa's university.

Kinshasa: Heavy gunfire, hostage scenario wreaks panic among residents

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.

DRC army launches attack on last M23 rebel holdout

DRC soldiers are fighting off some 200 M23 rebels who are hiding after being ousted from their last stronghold.

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