Plenty remains to be done to improve the lives of Congolese citizens.
The international effort to address three decades of violence in eastern DRC has drawn in the UN, east African troops and now a southern African force.
Laurent Kabila and his son Joseph were the Democratic Republic of Congo’s third and fourth presidents.
The region’s forces are seen as important in addressing the long-running conflict in the DRC – but their involvement is complicated.
The Banyamulenge have been viewed as strangers in their own country – the violence targeting them revolves around this misconception.
Football provides a way for unpopular elites to build political capital – but also creates space for citizens to voice dissent.
Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo is used to win a place in government, not to overthrow it. And it keeps working.
The strategy outlined by the US Secretary of State marks a fresh beginning in US-Africa relations.
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.
The admission of DRC will extend the East African Community bloc’s reach to the Atlantic Ocean.
Le gouvernement du président Tshisekedi n’a plus l’excuse d’être entravé par l'emprise du clan de son prédécesseur Joseph Kabila.
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.
Just as Algeria and South Africa could not stop Morocco’s entry into the AU, neither can they stop Israeli accreditation.
Most countries in Africa have chosen to separate the issue of the Palestinians from economic cooperation with Israel.
Public statements against payroll fraud seem to materialise at strategic moments.
After endless, futile negotiations with the Kabila camp, Tshisekedi appears to have finally recognised the limits of the coalition government and has lost patience.
Everything starts and ends with leadership.
The independent strategic review, now before the Security Council, recognises many of the challenges ahead. But it appears overly sanguine about what can be achieved within a three-year period.