DRC

reproductive rights

What It's Like to Risk Death and Jail Time to Get an Illegal Abortion

Abortion is banned almost without exception in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but countless women still terminate their pregnancies illegally and dangerously. Fatima was one of them.
Laura Kasinof
8.28.17
Sports

Bismack Biyombo's Past and Present in the Congo

Bismack Biyombo has a deep connection to the Democratic Republic of Congo. His focus on youth programs and empowerment in Goma brought us see the basketball infrastructure that he's built countrywide.
VICE Sports
4.4.17
The Clubhouse

Bismack Biyombo's Past and Present in the Congo

Bismack Biyombo has a deep connection to the Democratic Republic of Congo. His focus on youth programs and empowerment in Goma brought us see the basketball infrastructure that he's built countrywide.
VICE Sports
4.4.17
Impact

How Activists Are Trying to Save What They Can of Congo

We talked to documentary filmmaker Paul Freedman about his film 'Merci Congo' in anticipation of its premiere on VICELAND.
Sarah Bellman
12.8.16
The Photo Issue 2016

Photos of the DRC's Armed Citizen Militia

Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi shows us a candid side of the Raia Mutomboki, one of the largest rebel groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The group's name is Kiswahili for "angry citizens."
Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi
8.11.16
VICELAND

DRC: Rape as a Weapon of War

Broadly Staff
5.6.16
Premieres

PREMIERE: Stream Mbongwana Star's Eclectically Awesome Album 'From Kinshasa'

From the ashes of Staff Benda Bilili comes this Congolese septet with a banging sense of rhythm and a willful disregard for genre.
Kim Taylor Bennett
5.12.15
News

Can We Stop Rape from Being Used as a Weapon of War?

I spoke to a rape survivor working towards that lofty goal at last week's Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London.
Hannah Strange
6.18.14
Motherboard Blog

Gadgets Are Still Fueling the Rebellion in Congo

Over the past few days, Red Cross workers have been walking the streets of Goma on the eastern edge of the Democratic Republic of Congo, picking up civilian bodies and burying them where they could find space. They’ve counted 62 so far.
Adam Clark Estes
11.28.12
Travel

My Friends Started a Bus Company in Congo

In August 2010, I traveled to Rwanda with three friends to cover the presidential election. We spent a month there and I headed back to Europe, but my friends—Yassin, Arthur, and Louis-Guillaume—crossed the border to the Democratic Republic of Congo...
Thomas Bertrand, Photos: Arthur Draber, Yassin Ciyow
10.25.12
News

Sleeping Through the Slaughter

I used an embarrassing fuck-up by one of the world's most publicly accountable organizations as a bargaining tool to get a story. They reluctantly allowed me to join a massacre investigation mission in the most damaged part of what is, if their own...
Jessica Hatcher, Photos: Phil Moore
8.7.12