Epidemics can have massive social ramifications where prohibitions are imposed on travel, socio-cultural events and schooling.
Timing is everything when it comes to making a decision about declaring a disease outbreak a public health emergency of international concern.
The Ebola vaccine alone is not enough to deal with the outbreak in the DRC.
Bad governance and political manoeuvring increase the risk of communal conflicts
The DRC president's direct involvement can rally people who have previously doubted the reality of the outbreak.
Uganda is the testing ground for a new vaccine that could work on more strains of the Ebola virus and other haemorrhagic fevers.
Artisanal and industrial mining have a different impact on local conflict in eastern Congo.
A review of research on both the Ebola and Zika outbreaks, found less than 1% of published research discussed gender issues.
The Ebola outbreak in the DRC has been declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. What does this mean for the outbreak response?
African leaders who have sought ICC involvement have all seen the court as being beneficial to the survival of their governments.
The threat posed by measles is on the rise again in a number of countries in the world. One of them is the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Our work represents the first assessment of what social and economic factors are connected to environmental degradation across the entire African continent.
Natural resources are an important factor in explaining why some rebel groups forcibly recruit children into their ranks.
Alarm arose when news spread that Ebola cases had been found in Uganda. Here are the real reasons for concern.
Kenya appears prepared for Ebola outbreaks, but a lot more can be done.
Felix Tshisekedi must come out from under former premier Joseph Kabila's thumb.
The grim facts are undisputed: the current Ebola outbreak is expanding, largely unabated.
Research has identified a range of health complications in Ebola survivors. These include eye complications and vision problems.
Responsible mineral sourcing programmes in the DRC have their flaws.
There is an urgent need to improve the training of both the army and police in the DRC.