Central Africa



Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) authorities have made no apparent progress investigating the September 2020 prison riot at Kasapa Central Prison in Lubumbashi, Human Rights Watch has said. For three days, inmates repeatedly raped several dozen Read more

DR Congo

This week witnesses the end of the 12th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, just three months after the first case was reported in North Kivu. The Ebola outbreak that re-emerged in February came nine months after another outbreak Read more

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A nurse prepares to vaccinate an infant during a regularly-scheduled immunization clinic in North Kivu province, DRC

Photo UNICEF - Thomas Nybo

Health professionals working with the World Health Organization (WHO) in eastern Democratic of Congo (DRC), have been dealing with the deadly Ebola epidemic since August 2018. This experience is helping them to prepare for the latest disease to Read more

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Anglophone refugees from Cameroon are registered by UNHCR staff at Okende Settlement in Ogoja, Nigeria, April 2019

Photo: UNHCR / Will Swanson

Almost 8,000 Cameroonian refugees have fled to Nigeria’s Taraba and Cross Rivers States over the past fortnight, bringing the total Cameroonian refugee population in the country to nearly 60,000 people. Read more


Interethnic violence has ravaged the Ituri Province in the north-east of the DRC since December 2018, generating significant population movements within the Province, and toward neighbouring Uganda

Photo: UNICEF / Madjiangar

Two months since hundreds of thousands of people fled violence in north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), UN humanitarians warned that armed militia continue to make their safe return impossible. Read more

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