In five decades of independence, the country faced civil war and genocide, yet has grown into an economic powerhouse.
14 Jul 2012 14:37 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Congo, Germany, Niger
The Congo election is likely to be won by either Kabila or Tshisekedi, but whoever wins, there is a high risk of unrest.
01 Dec 2011 09:37 GMT | Politics, Congo, Kenya, Rwanda
The poignant stories of Palestinian prisoners in Israel and the effects of imprisonment on them and their families.
Israel, Palestine, Human Rights
We analyse how populist far-right movements are challenging the promise of an integrated union.
A group of exonerated death row survivors called the 'Resurrection Club' fights to abolish the death penalty in the US.
Human Rights, Politics, US & Canada
We tell the story of Mouawiya Syasneh, the boy whose anti-Assad graffiti lit the spark that engulfed Syria.
War & Conflict, Syria's Civil War