Protests in Kinshasa are an indictment of the lack of attention to the Congolese crisis.
Education can spur peace and development. Here are five essential reads on the topic.
The new intervention force must be sizeable, and have proper air cover as well as transport and air elements. None are guaranteed.
Dreaming differs across cultures, and these differences may hold the clue to how and why dreaming evolved for humans and other species.
Chances of longer term peace are small because of the DRC’s assumption that it can achieve peace through sheer military force.
Regional rivalries have functioned as oxygen, allowing the rebel group to survive and grow.
Plenty remains to be done to improve the lives of Congolese citizens.
Funding climate adaptation in conflict areas may require engaging local communities and armed groups where national governments are absent.
Since the 1990s, transnational corporations have once again become the dominant force as owners and managers of major mining projects.
Rwandan forces have been able to keep civilian casualties low in Cabo Delgado despite carrying out a counterterrorism operation.
The international effort to address three decades of violence in eastern DRC has drawn in the UN, east African troops and now a southern African force.
Laurent Kabila and his son Joseph were the Democratic Republic of Congo’s third and fourth presidents.
The push for national trials reflects a disappointment with the slow pace and high costs of international justice.
Central to the DRC’s politics is a broken relationship between the seat of government in Kinshasa and underrepresented groups in the eastern region.
Without policies that take account of a growing population with few working-age people, DRC risks seeing an increase in poverty and hunger.
The causes of violence in the DRC are complex. Narrowing them down to the single lens of ethnicity can be misleading.
The restitution of looted objects from former colonies in Africa is an essential component of post-colonial reparation.
Timber parks, where the paperwork for loads of timber is inspected, can help stem the financial losses from illegal exports.
Observers regularly face dangers owing to political instability, insecurity, violence and other crises in some countries.
A comprehensive strategy does not seem to be an immediate priority for Congolese authorities with an eye on elections.