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National Assembly deputy Hervé Berville was born a Rwandan Tutsi and was four years old when French soldiers took him from an orphanage in Kigali, leading to adoption by his French family. Photograph: Lara Marlowe

There is much that is typically Breton about Hervé Berville: his first name, the fact he learned to play the accordion as a child. His grandfather (97(...)

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. It   is extraordinarily dense and only accessible on foot

Trekking mountain gorillas is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It instantly evokes David Attenborough’s remarkable interactions in dense forests, or t(...)

Democratic Republic of Congo president Felix Tshisekedi receives the presidential sash from outgoing president Joseph Kabila after being sworn in in Kinshasa on January 24th. Photograph: Jerome Delay/AP

For the first time in more than two decades, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the largest country by landmass in sub-Saharan Africa and a repository (...)

Democratic Republic of Congo’s outgoing president Joseph Kabila (right) sits next to his successor Felix Tshisekedi during the inauguration ceremony in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Photograph: Olivia Acland/Reuters

Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi called for national reconciliation on Thursday as he became Democratic Republic of Congo’s president, succeeding J(...)

Felix Tshisekedi, leader of the Congolese main opposition party, the Union for Democracy and Social Progress, gestures to supporters at party headquarters in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, earlier this month. Photograph: Olivia Acland/Reuters

First the good news. When Felix Tshisekedi is inaugurated as president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Kinshasa today, it will be the cou(...)

Zimbabwe’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, with  Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin on January 15th. Photograph: Sergei Chirikov/Reuters

As protests raged in Zimbabwe’s cities last week, with police firing live ammunition at crowds who barricaded roads with burning tyres, the target of (...)

A doctor in protective wear attending to a patient in a “bio-secure” plastic cube at an Ebola treatment center in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo in December, 2018. Photograph: Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi/The New York Times

Four health workers threaded their way cautiously down a steep valley in their rubber boots, into a forest so thick and so tall that the air around th(...)

Protesters set up a barricade in the eastern Congolese town of Beni on Thursday after the area was excluded from voting in Sunday’s presidential election. Photograph:  Al-hadji Kudra Maliro/AP

Security forces in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo fired live rounds and tear gas on Thursday to scatter demonstrators who burned tyres and attac(...)

Outgoing US defence secretary Jim Mattis has achieved martyr status among Democrats who did not lament his dismissal by Barack Obama. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

In 2013, Jim Mattis was removed from the helm of US Central Command by Barack Obama. Too bellicose by half, was said to be the president’s view of the(...)

A UNICEF staff member vaccinates a child against measles in Vanuatu’s capital Port Vila in 2015. With support from UNICEF, the Australian government and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, a drone program began in December, 2018. Photograph: Jeremy Piper/AFP/Getty Images

In the village of Cook’s Bay, on the remote side of the remote island of Erromango, in the remote South Pacific nation of Vanuatu, one-month-old Joy N(...)

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