The strategy outlined by the US Secretary of State marks a fresh beginning in US-Africa relations.
Rwanda believes DRC continues to provide refuge for those behind the 1994 genocide.
The US has become one of Rwanda’s staunchest defenders.
Protests are likely to continue over the coming months, particularly in the run-up to the Congo presidential elections next year.
The UN mission is being held responsible for something the Congolese state should be doing.
Belgium wants to frame its relationship with Congo, Rwanda and Burundi as one looking into the future – but the past weighs heavily.
Violence in the DRC can be brought to an end if the geographical scope of the conflict is broadened to include all neighbouring countries.
Peat is partially decomposed plant matter that has accumulated over thousands of years.
All that remains of the political icon is a tooth, but it represents much more than just a human trophy.
The new name for monkeypox must be aligned with best practices in naming of infectious diseases to avoid the uninformed negative narrative that associates diseases with regions.
Lumumba’s death triggered students and created a generation of activists that pushed for total liberation from exploitation and oppression.
Les récents affrontements ont remis le M23 de l'est du Congo à la une des journaux, mais de nombreux autres problèmes de sécurité persistent dans la région.
Solar panels and electric cars come with their own environmental trade-offs like increased mining and extraction.
For relations with the DRC to truly improve, the Belgian state must acknowledge its historical responsibility more strongly.
Coltan is indispensable to the making of modern electronic devices but its mining causes human and environmental disasters in the DR Congo.
Peacekeeping missions grab the headlines when they’re associated with tragedy and death – but that isn’t their full story.
Recent clashes put eastern Congo’s M23 into the headlines again, but many other security problems persist in the area as diplomats struggle to tackle the underlying causes.
Refugee law puts humanitarianism above considerations of state sovereignty.
Many of Africa’s forests are unknown to the public at large, yet so fascinating and important.
The case raises the question of what happens when a court that’s designed to keep international peace starts assigning crippling damage awards.