Ebola is difficult to contain because of human social and behavioural factors. But it can be if 100% of the infected people's contacts are identified and monitored.
Vaccines against Ebola exist, as do diagnostic tests and screening at border crossings. So why is the disease spreading?
Responsible mineral sourcing programmes in the DRC have their flaws.
Electric vehicles are taking off, but will demand remain sustainable once governments phase out subsidies? And as the "hidden costs" of the EV revolution emerge, some might get left behind…
The lengthy nature of some of Africa's wars is one of the main hindrances to ending the "refugee cycle".
A dictionary of African politics reveals the witty and insightful political terminology that people in different African countries use.
African universities were key actors in developing post-colonial and decolonised societies.
Without the current experimental vaccine the Ebola outbreak in the DRC has the potential to spiral out of control.
Confidence in democracy in the DRC will be built through incremental steps.
Aid has never been just about helping people. It's also about gaining influence and exercising soft power.
If the violence feared in the aftermath of the election does manifest, it will be because of Congolese society’s commitment to and defence of democracy, not in spite of it.
The UN Security Council's response to the most recent Ebola outbreak has been weak. But what options does it have?
The awarding of the Nobel Prize for Peace to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad should strengthen efforts against the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.
There is an urgent need for a binding convention for the prohibition of violence against women.
We cannot end TB with century-old technologies and poor quality care. It is time to reinvent the way we are managing TB, and overcome our collective failures of the imagination.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has been hit with another Ebola outbreak. This may be the test case for how to deal with future outbreaks.
Emmanuel Shadary is President Joseph Kabila's preferred presidential candidate meaning that Kabila could remain in power if not in office.
The Law and Order Index says South Africans feel less secure than people in Yemen, the DRC and Libya, countries all affected by violent conflict.
Sexual violence, a staple of war, has long been absent from international criminal law’s charge sheets.