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A peacekeeper protects civilians who fled violent clashes between the army and the ex-rebels of the “M23” in eastern DRC in January 2022. Photo by Glody Murhabazi/AFP via GettyImages

What M23’s on-and-off insurgency tells us about DRC’s precarious search for peace

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.
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Leçons tirées de la 10ème épidémie de la maladie à virus Ebola en RDC: la population serait mieux informée qu'on le pense

La gestion internationale des épidémies, consiste parfois à céder leur contrôle à un groupe d'experts étrangers qui possèdent une compréhension superficielle d’une région très complexe.
Bisimwa Hardy, 22, emerges from a shaft at Luhihi in South Kivu with a bag full of stones destined to the crusher to separate the stone from the gold. Photo by Guerchom Ndebo/AFP via Getty Images

Small-scale gold miners in DRC challenge the view that they can’t cut it

As a dynamic and mechanising form of production, artisanal mining is in more direct competition with large corporations than is commonly perceived.
The large public health apparatus assembled to fight Ebola created more problems. Alexis Huguet/AFP via Getty Images

Lessons from the DRC’s 10th Ebola epidemic: the people may know best

International epidemic management involves ceding to foreign experts who possess, at best, a surface-level understanding of a very complex region.
US president Joe Biden and Democratic Republic of Congo president Felix Tshisekedi at the G20 summit in October 2021. Photo by Erin Schaff/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Biden’s summit for democracy: what Africa needs to bring to the table

Africa can make important contributions to the issues on the agenda: defending against authoritarianism; fighting corruption; and respect for human rights.
Women’s need for contraception and contraceptive use must be an ongoing priority. Jonathan Torgovnik for The Hewlett Foundation/Reportage by Getty Images

COVID-19 lockdowns and contraception: unexpected findings in four African countries

Contrary to expectations, researchers found that overall contraceptive use increased in most settings.
Pupils wear face masks in their classroom while a teacher writes on the board at a school in Kinshasa on August 10, 2020. Photo by Arsene Mpiana/AFP via Getty Images

Why payroll fraud in the DRC’s education sector will be hard to fix

Public statements against payroll fraud seem to materialise at strategic moments.
Men cross the front of the still smoking lava rocks from an eruption of the Mount Nyiragongo on May 23, 2021 in Goma in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. GUERCHOM NDEBO/AFP via Getty Images

The eruption of Mount Nyiragongo: its health effects will be felt for a long time

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.
Still standing: a structure surrounded by lava following a volcanic eruption on 23 May 2021 in Goma, a city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Moses Sawasawa via GettyImages

Mount Nyiragongo’s volcano: why it’s unique and treacherous

National governments need to wake up to the volcanic risks posed by tectonic rifting around Mount Nyiragongo.

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