There is an urgent need to improve the training of both the army and police in the DRC.
The current Ebola outbreak in the DRC is devastating vulnerable communities already affected by displacement and violence.
In Rwanda gorillas have been leaving protected areas to raid sodium rich crops.
The deal between the DRC and the Chinese company Sicomines didn't take into account how the Congolese people would benefit.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has implemented power-sharing agreements before but none of them have worked.
The Democratic Republic of Congo's new leader Felix Tshisekedi is being undermined by the outgoing regime of Joseph Kabila.
South Africa, Senegal, Nigeria ... the story seems to be the same.
Four new Ebola treatments are being tried out in the DRC.
Helping refugees find avenues to generate income and live independently from aid can be positive for donors, agencies, and refugees alike.
Democratic and authoritarian countries are moving further away from each other.
Angola's new President João Lourenço has shown some willingness to engage in more inclusive politics.
The intertwining of the market, state and society has continued to see itself expressed through music in the DRC.
The DRC's Constitutional Court has upheld Felix Tshisekedi's presidential election win.
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.