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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.
Ivorians attend a memorial service for the late Congolese singer Papa Wemba in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 27 April 2016. EPA/Legnan Koula

Papa Wemba: strong, but ambiguous bonds, with his motherland

Congolese singer Papa Wemba might have been one of Africa’s best loved musicians - but his politics wasn’t popular with all his compatriots.

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