Hammarskjöld lasting legacy was to develop the secretary-general’s political role, as the UN found its way through the Cold War.
Nyiragongo is one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of its fast-moving lava. It can flow at a speed of about 100km per hour.
Data suggests that Africa as a whole suffers a relatively high rate of casualties at munition sites where there are unplanned explosions.
Africa’s key to future food-nutrition security may depend on the untapped potential of indigenous fruit trees.
Peat beds around the world hold huge quantities of carbon and keep it from warming the planet. But rising temperatures and over-use could turn them from a brake on climate change into an accelerant.
Forests must improve communities’ livelihoods to rise as a sustainable management solution
Scientists behind a major new study explain how they discovered these forests are becoming less able to sequester carbon.
The Portuguese colonisers were not the only ones who could use radio for control. A new book tells how popular radio broadcasts from Angola’s liberation fighters were used as weapons in the struggle.
Play and learning are one and the same for Mbendjele children.
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.