Nearly everything known about Ebola virus persistence in the reproductive system has resulted from testing semen of West African Ebola virus disease survivors.
The DRC's state and public administration didn’t disappear, but changed: they were being built from the ground up, tailor-made to local actors’ interests.
More than two out of three displaced people are not refugees, but remain within their own country.
Two deadly viruses are ravaging the DRC. Why are we only hearing about one of them?
Local communities are wary of the sudden arrival of outsiders and of their interest in regions where there's been violence for years
CITES' decision seeks to increase levels of monitoring so that we can be more and better informed about the illegal trade of Mukula and over-harvesting.
Epidemics can have massive social ramifications where prohibitions are imposed on travel, socio-cultural events and schooling.
Timing is everything when it comes to making a decision about declaring a disease outbreak a public health emergency of international concern.
The Ebola vaccine alone is not enough to deal with the outbreak in the DRC.
Bad governance and political manoeuvring increase the risk of communal conflicts
Interventions to prevent and address sexual and gender-based violence in eastern DR Congo often reinforce traditional gender stereotypes
The DRC president's direct involvement can rally people who have previously doubted the reality of the outbreak.
Uganda is the testing ground for a new vaccine that could work on more strains of the Ebola virus and other haemorrhagic fevers.
Artisanal and industrial mining have a different impact on local conflict in eastern Congo.
A review of research on both the Ebola and Zika outbreaks, found less than 1% of published research discussed gender issues.
Ebola has now now spread to Goma – a city of 2m people.
The Ebola outbreak in the DRC has been declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. What does this mean for the outbreak response?
African leaders who have sought ICC involvement have all seen the court as being beneficial to the survival of their governments.
Ntaganda's conviction represents real progress, and an actual significant victory, for the ICC.
The threat posed by measles is on the rise again in a number of countries in the world. One of them is the Democratic Republic of the Congo.