Democratic Republic of Congo
Thousands of Ordinary People Are Dropping Everything to Fight a Brutal Militia
Members of the M23 militia have the regional capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo surrounded. Now, 3,000 young people have volunteered to fight them.
A UN Debate About Ukraine Somehow Became an Argument About Stolen Gorillas
A DR Congo representative accused Rwanda of stealing mountain gorillas and chimpanzees from the country’s forest in a wild tangent.
Violent Rebels Are Taking Swathes of the Congo
The feared M23 group is active again, displacing thousands of people and stoking fears that fresh violence could engulf the country.
Gorilla Who Came to World’s Attention via Famous Selfie Dies in Caretaker’s Arms
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.
People Are Returning to Homes Destroyed By Lava and the Photos are Nightmarish
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.
They Exposed an Alleged Money Laundering Network. Then They Were Sentenced to Death.
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.
The War Criminals Trying to Prevent a Genocide
Desperate times call for desperate measures, as Congolese authorities turn to ex-warlords to stop another brutal conflict from breaking out.
Colonizers Stole Africa's Art; This Man Is Taking It Back
Mwazulu Diyabanza has spent the summer of 2020 trying to reclaim African art from museums in Europe.
First Lawsuit of Its Kind Accuses Big Tech of Profiting From Child Labor in Cobalt Mines
Apple, Google, Microsoft, Dell, and Tesla are being sued over their alleged reliance on cobalt mined by children.
'The Terminator' Was Just Handed the Biggest Sentence Ever for Sexual Slavery and War Crimes
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.
The Second-Deadliest Outbreak of Ebola Ever is About to Spread to a Third Country
A second case in the Congolese border city Goma is raising fears the outbreak will spread into Rwanda.
DRC’s first peaceful transfer of power was marred by violence and corruption
“When we demonstrate, bullets are shot. We are really tired. We do not know how to claim our rights.”