Author and journalist Christina Lamb. Photograph: David Levenson/ Getty Images

In Rwanda six years ago, I watched a grown man wail and realised I knew little about the horrors humans inflict on each other. He was a prominent memb(...)

 Some of the 14 immigrants who survived after they were found in a container on a truck in Tete province, in the western part of Mozambique. Photograph: EPA/STR

After 64 Ethiopians were found dead in the back of a cargo truck in northern Mozambique on Tuesday, international focus has shifted on to intra-Africa(...)

 Virunga National Park, home to about a third of the world’s mountain gorillas, has barred visitors until June 1st over fears of Covid-19 infection. Photograph: Jerome Delay

Both Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo have banned tourists from viewing endangered mountain gorillas due to the risk of the primates be(...)

A medical staffer watches from a tent at the Brescia hospital, northern Italy. Photograph: AP Photo/Luca Bruno

In the neverending war between humans and microbes, the smaller of those two combatants is perpetually probing for the weakest link. That could be a(...)

Semida Masika, the last patient being treated for Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is discharged from hospital. Photograph: Reuters

Health workers danced and cheered as the last Ebola patient in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo left hospital this week. The scene took plac(...)

A soldier from the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is seen in their military base outside Oicha in October, 2018. Photograph: John Wessels/AFP via Getty

Dozens of civilians have been brutally murdered in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo during an attack by a rebel group that may have links to I(...)

Fred Arment, head of International Cities of Peace, speaks with visiting Bosnian students. Photograph: Stephen Starr

Ever since the peace accord that ended the Bosnian war was penned in his hometown of Dayton 25 years ago, Fred Arment has been moved to action. By 20(...)

Crowds confront United Nations peackeepers in a UN compound on the outskirts of the eastern DR Congo town of Beni, in protest at massacres in the region. Photograph: Ushindi Mwendapeke Eliezaire/AFP via Getty Images)

Ongoing violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo has led protesters to attack a UN base and town hall, while forcing medical workers tackl(...)

Nidhi Zak / Aria Eipe

“Where are we going? Always home.” – Novalis, 18th century German poet and philosopher “Home” is among the most emotive words there is. It refers to (...)

Former Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Photograph: EPA/Peter Dejong

A warlord responsible for mass murder, rape and abduction in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been sent to prison for 30 years – the longest s(...)

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