The mass privatisation of mining and the turn to foreign direct investment has created conflict with small-scale miners.
A gender perspective on public health is essential to human rights and safety in crisis situations.
Though initial reactions towards abortion were negative, there were displays of understanding and empathy when discussing why women have abortions.
Adolescent girls can contribute to social change, economic growth, sustainable development and peaceful societies. They should be able to live their lives free from violence.
For nearly three decades, eastern Congo has been characterised by insecurity, with frequent outbreaks of violence between armed groups and attacks on civilians.
The virus is always present in nature and when circumstances allow, it may jump from one species to another.
It seems the production of Earth science knowledge in Africa is simply not progressing, despite the world's interest in (and exploitation of) the continent's mineral wealth.
High quality antenatal care can improve maternal health in West and Central Africa by identifying and addressing underlying problems that can cause pregnancy complications.
Because ethnic territories are a major source of political friction and persecution in the world, it's important to investigate how they are created and used in conflicts.
To improve the security of park guards and other people, it is crucial to mitigate park-people conflicts and tackle armed groups.
Research assistants and associates from the global South are sometimes kept invisible, despite their crucial role in the research cycle.
Companies can't verify that their source didn't involve artisanal mining. A discussion over responsible sourcing strategies and practices is needed.
Social norms, practices and attitudes in African societies hinder the lives, survival and development of girls.
After endless, futile negotiations with the Kabila camp, Tshisekedi appears to have finally recognised the limits of the coalition government and has lost patience.
Humour is a way for Congolese internet users to prod at cultural traits and political developments – despite censorship being rife.
Southern African Development Community countries are very connected. Highly mobile and migrant populations frequently cross borders, posing significant challenges to reaching a malaria-free region.
While history is often deployed as a weapon in eastern DRC, it also shows us stories of friendship and collaboration.
Attacks on schools and children evoke a strong emotional response, which is a definitive goal of terrorist groups.
The country would benefit from a well-funded and regulated research industry to contribute to scientific innovation and preparedness for future disease outbreaks.
A mix of wind, solar photovoltaics, and some natural gas would be more cost-effective than Inga 3 for South Africa and the DRC.