You would think that anyone in the gold industry would be getting rich right now, but informal miners in many countries are missing out.
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?
The Ebola vaccine alone is not enough to deal with the outbreak in the DRC.
Interventions to prevent and address sexual and gender-based violence in eastern DR Congo often reinforce traditional gender stereotypes
Ebola has now now spread to Goma – a city of 2m people.
Ebola is difficult to contain because of human social and behavioural factors. But it can be if 100% of the infected people's contacts are identified and monitored.
Vaccines against Ebola exist, as do diagnostic tests and screening at border crossings. So why is the disease spreading?
Responsible mineral sourcing programmes in the DRC have their flaws.
Electric vehicles are taking off, but will demand remain sustainable once governments phase out subsidies? And as the "hidden costs" of the EV revolution emerge, some might get left behind…
The lengthy nature of some of Africa's wars is one of the main hindrances to ending the "refugee cycle".
A dictionary of African politics reveals the witty and insightful political terminology that people in different African countries use.
African universities were key actors in developing post-colonial and decolonised societies.
Without the current experimental vaccine the Ebola outbreak in the DRC has the potential to spiral out of control.
Confidence in democracy in the DRC will be built through incremental steps.
Aid has never been just about helping people. It's also about gaining influence and exercising soft power.
If the violence feared in the aftermath of the election does manifest, it will be because of Congolese society’s commitment to and defence of democracy, not in spite of it.
The UN Security Council's response to the most recent Ebola outbreak has been weak. But what options does it have?
The awarding of the Nobel Prize for Peace to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad should strengthen efforts against the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.
There is an urgent need for a binding convention for the prohibition of violence against women.