DR Congo is the world’s largest source of cobalt and Africa’s biggest miner of copper and tin.
UPDATED: Burundi death toll rises sharply to 87 after attacks on military bases, majority 'were executed'
Police accused of rounding up young men. Some of the victims were "kids" and had been shot execution-style "through the top of the skull".
Burundi crisis threatens to awaken ugly Tutsi-Hutu ethnic tensions, as protestors defy order and return to streets
In the countryside a controversial land reform "is seen as a war, with victor and vanquished, a rematch."
Burundi protests enter 9th day; why Rwanda is losing sleep and fears of a Great Lakes eruption are growing
At least 9 people have been killed and 177 wounded since unrest began.