Some lakes in the DRC should be thought of as rebellious landscapes having their own social, political and cultural dynamics.
Africa can make important contributions to the issues on the agenda: defending against authoritarianism; fighting corruption; and respect for human rights.
All terrorism in the region has domestic origins but is linked to regional and international events.
All too often, urban reforms are led by technical and infrastructural change, rather than by engaging people.
President Tshisekedi’s government no longer has the excuse that it’s being hampered by the dead hand of his predecessor Joseph Kabila’s cabal.
WHO’s safeguarding failure in the DRC has re-focused attention on the sexual misconduct that surfaces with disgraceful regularity in humanitarian, development, and peacekeeping operations worldwide.
Most countries in Africa have chosen to separate the issue of the Palestinians from economic cooperation with Israel.
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.