Democratic Republic of Congo
Orphaned gorilla Ndakasi, who went viral when she photobombed a selfie, died aged 14 in the arms of her caretaker who had raised her from the age of 2 months.
The city of Goma was spared the worst of the lava flow, but hundreds of homes are still thought to have been destroyed after Mount Nyiragongo erupted in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Gradi Koko Lobanga and Navy Malela found out about their sentences on social media, without they or their lawyers ever stepping foot in a court.
Mwazulu Diyabanza has spent the summer of 2020 trying to reclaim African art from museums in Europe.
Apple, Google, Microsoft, Dell, and Tesla are being sued over their alleged reliance on cobalt mined by children.
The brutal warlord Bosco Ntaganda is the first person the International Criminal Court has ever convicted of sexual slavery and sexual violence against his own troops.
A second case in the Congolese border city Goma is raising fears the outbreak will spread into Rwanda.
“When we demonstrate, bullets are shot. We are really tired. We do not know how to claim our rights.”
“Organizing and holding elections in such an environment will likely prove very difficult.”
“I thought about death. I thought about my family having no idea where I was. I thought I was going to be killed.”
Catch Fétiche — loosely translated, “voodoo wrestling” — is a uniquely Congolese fighting style: a combination of traditional African wrestling moves, old religious practices, and one man’s obsession with Hulk Hogan.