Patrice Lumumba believed that a lasting peace could be achieved through good will, not rifles and bayonets. The great man's vision now lies in tatters
June 12 is the World Day Against Child Labour. The UN estimates that 168 million children are being put to work globally.
The DRC has more internally displaced persons than any other country. That’s due to numerous violent conflicts – fuelled by a political crisis.
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.
The UN is considering reducing the number of peacekeeping troops (MONUSCO) in the DR Congo at a time when the nation is engulfed in crisis.
A top US military commander says the LRA has been reduced to "irrelevance" after years of joint military operations have killed most of its forces.
Tshisekedi's death and the delay over repatriating his body from Brussels have blocked the implementation of a December 31 accord
There are few obvious opposition leaders to assume Tshisekedi's leadership role.
Ongwen is charged with the greatest number of crimes ever faced by an accused person before the international court
The agreement reached by Congolese political parties aims to have transitional government in place by March next year
A deal could be a breakthrough for a country that has not seen a peaceful transition of power since independence from Belgian colonial rule in 1960.
Following deadly protests in the country on Tuesday, the Roman Catholic bishops leading peace talks say a deal must be struck 'before Christmas'.
Beneath the surface of life in Nakivale, tensions simmer between Ugandan communities and the growing numbers of incomers.
After the September crackdowns the EU, the UN and the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) should have pressed pause on their support.
More than 80% reject changing the Constitution to allow him to stay on and none of his inner circle commands any significant support.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, people with Down's syndrome are rejected by society. But one organisation is trying to change attitudes.
At least 64 bodies recovered near Beni town in North Kivu, but local authorities warn death toll could rise.
When night falls, gunfire starts across Burundi’s capital; when the sun rises, residents count the bodies
“Unless there is sudden progress on dialogue...[Nkurunziza] is likely to be overthrown in a coup” - Christoph Wille, analyst Control Risks