June 12 is the World Day Against Child Labour. The UN estimates that 168 million children are being put to work globally.
WHO has confirmed a second case of the Ebola virus in the DRC. The news comes after an outbreak of 17 other suspected cases in the past week.
Kinshasa was empty on Monday as the government warned it would break up opposition rallies.
Following deadly protests in the country on Tuesday, the Roman Catholic bishops leading peace talks say a deal must be struck 'before Christmas'.
A flawed diamond certification scheme has failed to account for diamond extraction involving rights violations across Africa.
More than 80% reject changing the Constitution to allow him to stay on and none of his inner circle commands any significant support.
Governing coalition and smaller parties delay elections for 18 months, heightening suspicions that President Kabila will not let go of power.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, people with Down's syndrome are rejected by society. But one organisation is trying to change attitudes.
The ultimate insight into DRC's power gamble ahead of the electoral storm: President Kabila's silence seen is seen as coquetry of a strongman by some
A total of 150 rangers have now been killed in the past decade in Virunga
Africa’s, and one of the world's, biggest mining conference gets underway in Cape Town - attendance is expected to be 6,000
How new leaders start off and forthcoming elections are settled in the first quarter, could set the tone for the rest of the year.
In a March concert in Goma he called on African leaders not to hold on to power, but rather to give way to democratic handovers.
Nkurunziza seen warning Rwanda over coup, says 'any war will be fought on the other side of the border'
Tensions remain, with anti-Nkurunziza demonstrators returning to the streets on Friday and police firing shots to disperse them.
The argument until now has always been that when it comes to democracy, small is beautiful. Then came Togo, Benin, Burundi and Rwanda.
Numbers of fatalities often very high due to a shortage of life jackets and the fact that many people in the region cannot swim.