Democratic Republic of Congo

7.31.19

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.

1.28.19

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.”

12.20.18

Months after an ethnic cleansing campaign, fresh violence rocks Congo ahead of election

“Organizing and holding elections in such an environment will likely prove very difficult.”

12.10.18

Congo's instability is fueling grave violations against children, and driving them to armed groups

“I thought about death. I thought about my family having no idea where I was. I thought I was going to be killed.”

10.7.18

“Voodoo wrestling” is a real thing and it's empowering women in the Congo

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.

9.7.18

"They killed people until they got tired."

Victims describe one of the least known, but most violent terror groups in the world.

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9.29.17

The Incredibly Dressed 'Lady Dandies' of the Congo Are Here to Ruin You

In these extravagant images, photojournalist Junior D. Kannah documents the sapeuse community in the DRC: a group of fashion-forward women who eat, sleep, and breathe the dandy lifestyle.

9.14.17

The House Passed a Budget Bill That Also Repeals Conflict Mineral Reporting Requirements

The rule is designed to track whether the minerals came from conflict areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

4.29.17

A New Art Museum Stands on a Former Plantation in the Congo

By constructing an art center in one of the most disenfranchised parts of the world, activists want to ensure that the intellectual and financial benefits of art accumulate there, instead of places like New York and Berlin.

4.13.17

Climbing a Volcano with Bismack Biyombo

Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo sits at the base of an active volcano. We went with Bismack Biyombo as he made the 5 hour trek to the top of the mountain, to experience the raw power and beauty of his native country.

4.12.17

Climbing a Volcano with Bismack Biyombo

Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo sits at the base of an active volcano. We went with Bismack Biyombo as he made the 5 hour trek to the top of the mountain, to experience the raw power and beauty of his native country.

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