Catherine Soi


DR Congo: 15 years after eruption, city rebuilds near volcano

A city in the Democratic Republic of Congo is expanding and rebuilding in the shadow of one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world.


African Union summit focuses on unemployment and conflicts

The fight against Boko Haram was one of a number of conflicts concerning leaders as the African Union summit opened in Ethiopia on Monday. Youth issues, unemployment and regional conflicts are other discussion points at the summit.


Millions remain displaced amid DR Congo conflict

More than three million people have been internally displaced by years of conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Many left their homes as the army launched operations against rebels in the country's east.


DRC rape victims come forward with help of rights groups

Rape incidents in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo are so widespread that the United Nations once described it as the 'rape capital of the world'.


DR Congo: Troops deployed to push out rebels from wildlife park

Thousands of soldiers have been deployed to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to push out rebels from an acclaimed wildlife park.


East African farmers face new pest threat

Farmers in countries across eastern Africa, who have already been struggling with devastating drought, are facing a new threat.


DR Congo violence: President revisits troubled Kasai region

More than 400 people have been killed in fighting during the past year in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The president of the DRC has visited the Kasai region where two United Nations investigators were recently murdered.


Kenya launches multi-billion dollar railway amid concerns over costs

Kenya has unveiled its first new railway in a century. The first section of the multi-billion dollar project is now operational after two and a half years of construction.


Armed herders invade protected lands in Kenya

The Kenyan government has deployed troops to a central region to fight illegal grazing. Thousands of herdsmen have been driving their livestock on to ranches and protected wildlife reserves. They say drought is leaving them with no choice.

Arts & Culture

Somaliland’s 5,000 year old rock paintings

Somaliland has some of the best-preserved rock paintings in Africa but only a few intrepid travellers have seen them. French archaeologists discovered them in 2002, more than 5,000 years after they were made.


Somaliland students rely on food aid

Tens of thousands of children are out of school in Somaliland because of drought. Many of those still in the classrooms are relying on aid from the World Food Programme.


Thousands seek aid amid Somaliland drought

A three-year drought has left more than half a million people in need of urgent humanitarian aid in Somaliland.