Congo Airways Airbus A320 at Dublin Airport after being painted in the new airline’s livery. Photograph: Greenwing

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s justice minister has said the High Court released an airplane belonging to the country’s new national carrier this (...)

Gen Gilbert Diendere has claimed he carried out the coup over plans to disband the presidential guard. Photograph: Theo Renaut/AP Photo

Pro-coup demonstrators and elite presidential guard members in Burkina Faso have stormed a hotel hosting talks aimed at restoring civilian rule, and a(...)

A traffic robot tackles hectic traffic in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. The robots are equipped with cameras that allow them to record traffic flow. Photograph: Junior D. Kannah/AFP/Getty Images

Our lady of the traffic, I call her. Driving around Kinshasa – capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo – I like to slow down at the roundabout to (...)

Airport inferno? No, just sunrise behind the hangar near where a Congo Airways aircraft is impounded

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) must be cursing the Irish judicial system. The High Court has, in the past week, granted yet (...)

Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda sits in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court during the first day of his trial at The Hague in the Netherlands. Photograph: Michael Kooren

The trial of Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda – known as “The Terminator” – opened yesterday at the International Criminal Court (ICC). It is a(...)

Flight delays: abandoned planes at Goma airport, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Photograph: Phil Moore/AFP/Getty

In Ireland the case merited only a short story in this newspaper. “Congo aircraft held in Dublin due to debt,” read the headline last weekend. But in (...)

Rwanda intelligence chief General Karenzi Karake leaves the Rwanda High Commission in London after a court in Britain dropped an extradition case against him. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

A British court on Monday freed Rwanda’s intelligence chief Karenzi Karake, who is wanted in Spain over alleged war crimes in the aftermath of the 199(...)

Olivier Herbert and Miquel Ballester Salva of Fairphone, the Dutch company that aims to offer customers a phone made with the fairest possible components.

On average we look at our smartphones 110 times a day. Despite – or perhaps because of – this, most of us look but don’t see what we dig out of our po(...)

Long tradition of peacekeeping ... Irish soldiers boarding plane from Baldonnel   for Congo as part of the 1960 UN   mission. in which  nine would die in an ambush   at Niemba.

In an organisation as durable and complex as the United Nations, opportunities for reform do not come along very often. It is also singularly rare for(...)

Karenzi Karake (54), director general of Rwanda’s National Intelligence and Security Services, was arrested at London Heathrow Airport on Saturday, British police said. The picture was taken when he was still a serving major general in the Rwandan forces. File photograph:   Cyril Ndegeya/AFP/Getty Images

Rwanda has said it is an “outrage” for Britain to have arrested its intelligence chief at the request of Spain, which wants him on war crimes charges,(...)