I joined an expedition in the Congolese rainforest where two British scientists have discovered the largest tropical peatlands in the world, storing more than 30 billion tons of carbon.
Joseph Kabila is taking advantage of the opposition's mistakes to extend his rule. But armed militias may be the eventual winners.
She has been called the “Angel of Burundi”, compared to Mandela and Mother Teresa, and received a prestigious prize from the hands of George Clooney earlier this year, yet Marguerite Barankitse insists she is not a hero. “I am only a mother, caring for her children”.
Journalist and “Virunga” filmmaker Mélanie Gouby unpacks the links between poverty, illegal poaching and devastating environmental destruction
What might have been a useful program to empower youth and assist stretched police forces has morphed into a tool of the ruling party
When we travelled to CAR in September, we visited three cities across the country, in antibalaka and Seleka-held territory, and found the same patterns repeated. Neither Muslims nor Christians talked about religion.
When Burundi's police raided Nyakabiga, a neighborhood in the capital Bujumbura, on Friday 11 December 2015, Egide Niyongere was at home. His body was found the next day at the morgue.
Visiting volcanoes and mountain gorillas in Africa’s oldest national park.
Evicted from their ancestral forest, indigenous Batwa people now just act out a previous life for tourists
After years in Dadaab, Ibrahim Hussein is one of many refugees facing a return to Somalia after the Kenyan government’s order to close the camp
The country's spectacular turnaround has surprised even the most knowledgeable of DRC observers and analysts.
Rebels defeated the Congolese army and took the city of Goma in late November. Who are these men threatening to take over the country's troubled east?
Insurgent fighters in eastern Congo find they can sign peace deals and join the army, and then desert again to extract more concessions from weak government.
A new rebellion in Congo's east, known as the M23, is consolidating its power over the territory it conquered over five months and could pose a serious threat to the Congolese government.
Conviction for using child soldiers does not reflect full scale of abuses in Ituri conflict, locals say.