Central Africa



With close to 55 ethnic groups in a population of 2 million, Gabon would have been a very divided country like most African countries. However, this is not the case because the country has found and used forest conservation as a tool to bring the Read more


In June 2020, when Évariste Ndayishimiye was sworn in as Burundi’s President after the unexpected death of his brutal, autocratic predecessor, Pierre Nkurunziza, he pledged to “uphold unity among Burundians” and deliver “peace and justice for all.” Read more


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

DR Congo

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

DR Congo