Much of the region is prey to armed groups, an aftermath of regional wars in the 1990s and 2000s
Clashes broke out again at the start of October after six months of relative calm, pitting rebels against the national army
Hundreds of thousands of people are crammed into camps around the city of Goma, a crisis triggered by M23 rebels
Like King Leopold II, Tshisekedi has enriched himself through stealing power and suppressing democracy. Belgium’s monarch should stand with Congolese, not the colonial past
Former Democratic Republic of the Congo militia fighters housed in sordid conditions, such as at camp Mubambiro, are protesting their living conditions
Many of the former child combatants are overwhelmed by the horrors they have witnessed in a part of the country that has been ravaged by violence for more than 25 years
Tens of thousands of residents fled Goma last weekend after Nyiragongo erupted on Saturday night — many across the nearby border to Rwanda — before returning.
Guinea is fighting the virus with a vaccine used in the DRC, while their neighbours Sierra Leone and Liberia increase border surveillance
It will arrive in the eastern city of Goma, in North Kivu province, on October 18 and be used from the beginning of next month
A total of 1803 lives have been lost in the second worst outbreak of Ebola on record, according to figures released Wednesday.
Borders are porous between North Kivu province of the DRC and neighbouring countries, so the potential for spread is highly likely
The daily number of new Ebola cases has tripled in recent months, according to aid organizations
The current outbreak is the second deadliest on record, after an epidemic killed more than 11 300 people in West Africa in 2014-2016
The ongoing Ebola outbreak is the 10th in the country’s history and the second largest ever recorded worldwide.
Teaching staff and aid workers fear that children who walk around freely in the village pose a risk far worse than they would pose in a classroom
The latest allegations have surfaced a month after South African troops were accused of sexually exploiting women in North Kivu.
The M23 rebellion, the latest of a string of armed insurgencies in the DRC’s North Kivu province, has been active for one year now.
Congolese rebel leader Laurent Nkunda said on Monday he would fight African peacekeepers if they backed government troops against him.
Imagine living with a 50% chance of being enslaved or threatened with death. In some parts of the DRC, such a life doesn’t take much imagination.
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) army attacked a stronghold of renegade Tutsi general Laurent Nkunda on Monday, a day after his men seized a strategic town from the government and forced out thousands of civilians, United Nations officials said.
Democratic Republic of Congo’s army on Sunday gave pro-government militia fighters 48 hours to disarm or face military action as thousands more people fled renewed fighting in the eastern province of North Kivu. Explosions and gunfire rang out before dawn in the hills around Rugari, a town of tin-roofed houses near the Rwandan and Ugandan borders.