Artisanal and industrial mining have a different impact on local conflict in eastern Congo.
The intertwining of the market, state and society has continued to see itself expressed through music in the DRC.
It's all too common for local scholars to be sidelined in what are supposed to be genuine research partnerships.
The US has sent troops to countries neighbouring the Democratic Republic of Congo in anticipation of violence and unrest once the election results are announced.
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.
Ancient indigenous people often collected fossil shells, teeth and bones that have provided critical clues about human origins.
A study of recent epidemics like Zika and Ebola suggests that the media may fail to tell the public what to do during an outbreak.
Woody plants' cover has increased across large swathes of the continent in the past three decades.
Female teachers can act as role models who enhance girls’ motivation and learning outcomes.
As early as 1953, Balandier demonstrated how the struggle against colonialism was associated with an inverted vision of the world.
Ségou in Mali has successfully developed its urban cultural economy in ways that's inclusive, sustainable and context-sensitive.
The political crisis in Zimbabwe reveals the shortcomings of African intergovernmental organisations and their (in)capacity to guarantee democratic functioning in the member states.
Slashing funding will put carefully crafted initiatives at risk – and people will die because of it.
For many of contemporary Congolese musicians the idea of authenticité was seen as a positive one at a certain level, even though Mobutu abused Congo culture to build his own personality cult.
It's crucial to know the relationship between biodiversity and carbon storage to assess whether carbon-focused conservation will also protect the most biodiverse forests.
Africa has one of the world's richest fossil records, and evidence suggests that amateurs collected really important fossils long before professionals arrived on the scene.
Attempts to deepen democracy in Africa by limiting presidential terms to two have not entirely quashed a culture of entitlement to rule. Glimpses of it persist, much against citizens' wishes.
A swampy area the size of England stores as much carbon as 20 years of US fossil fuel emissions.
A peaceful transition in the Gambia, taken together with hints of change in Angola and Zimbabwe, will portend hope that Africa’s democratic renewal is still alive.
The two species mated 500,000 years ago, leaving a genetic mark to this day. This knowledge could help save them from extinction.