Contrary to expectations, researchers found that overall contraceptive use increased in most settings.
Public statements against payroll fraud seem to materialise at strategic moments.
Where natural resources are shared, in addition to the states, regional and international organisations also have a role to play in steering who gets what.
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.
National governments need to wake up to the volcanic risks posed by tectonic rifting around Mount Nyiragongo.
Within already economically perilous border areas, informal cross border trade is even more vulnerable during a pandemic.
The documentary by Dutch artist Renzo Martins is generating important debates today in the Democratic Republic of Congo as well as in Europe. Analysis of the stakes of a film that will be a milestone.
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.