Researchers have increasingly turned to DNA sequencing to help identify and track diseases like Ebola.
Felix Tshisekedi may have clinched DRC's presidency but the road ahead won't be a smooth one.
The DRC could be the exception after a year in which opposition parties fared badly across East and Central Africa.
The recent poll in the DRC was messy. Nevertheless, it showed that significant change is underway in the country.
If DRC's elections go ahead the climate isn't conducive for a peaceful or free electoral journey.
Instability in the DRC and Ebola's deadly properties is making it hard to contain the virus.
It could be a matter of days before the ebola epidemic in the DRC spreads to urban centres or spills over into neighbouring countries.
In the fight against cholera, new research in the DRC suggests that the rehabilitation of water networks would be more sustainable than other interventions whose effectiveness is debatable.
Male gorillas who spend more time with infants are expected to sire about 5 times more babies.
It's been an eventful year for the Democratic Republic of Congo as the country prepares for elections.
The BBC drama about Rwanda tackles post-genocide events in a way few dramas or documentaries have done before.
Malaria can be transmitted from humans to gorillas, with devastating effects.
With the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to two leaders who fight against sexual violence as a tool of war, we looked into our archive to find stories about those efforts across the globe.
Women in the DRC are much more than victims of violence and coming together to effect change.
The DRC's roads are a crucial space where conflict, illegal taxation, and conflict financing entangle.
In Africa, biased media coverage is one of the reasons voters have little faith in credible elections.
Jean-Pierre Bemba is a man with a past. Once accused of crimes against humanity, he is now making a play for the DRC's presidency.
African leaders need to acknowledge the gravity of the Congo crisis and apply pressure on Kabila.
The UN promotes local ownership in peace building, which is difficult to achieve.
The football world cup offers a useful chance to consider the apparent division between North and sub-Saharan Africa.