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.
Wider access to technology has increased possibilities to share stories via digital means.
Teams administering the Ebola vaccine in the Democratic Republic of Congo are in a race against time to find and help people exposed.
A guerrilla movement in Mozambique could upend the government's plans for stability and prosperity.
History, and math, tell us that the Ebola virus spreads exponentially quickly. This means Ebola is a global problem and all nations need to rally -- to stop the epidemic fast.
Ebola has spread to a large city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Perhaps the expert handling of the Fukushima nuclear leak could provide a template for what to do next.
More leaders in more African countries will abolish term limits unless organisations like the African Union take action.
The response to the latest ebola outbreak in the DRC has been rapid, well coordinated and well resourced.
If the past is anything to go by, the DRC will effectively deal with the current Ebola outbreak. But that doesn't mean we should be complacent.
The DRC has developed good systems to diagnose Ebola. But it's surveillance systems are still weak.
As early as 1953, Balandier demonstrated how the struggle against colonialism was associated with an inverted vision of the world.
Not all African leaders are willing to be swept by the democratic reforms of the early 2000s.