Risking it all

Surviving the 'swallow,' DR Congo's train of death

Thousands cram onto roofs and narrow spaces between wagons of a 50-year old train, risking severed limbs and death.

Africa

No survivors in military plane crash in DR Congo

Technical problem suspected in crash shortly after takeoff from Kinshasa airport of cargo aircraft bound for Bukavu.

No survivors in DR Congo cargo plane crash in Kinshasa

Africa

Why did DRC forces kill 39 Burundian refugees?

There are various accounts of Friday's protest, in which a 10-year-old girl was among those killed. Here's what we know.

Why were 39 Burundian refugees shot dead in the DRC?

Africa

DR Congo forces kill 36 Burundi refugees

'Overwhelmed' troops shot at refugees who were protesting against plans to be sent home, official says.

War & Conflict

Using Capoeira to heal trauma for former child soldiers

"The ideals of Capoeira teach how to love... Without those values, these children would still be combating."

Using Capoeira to heal trauma for former child soldiers

Africa

DRC's 'foot game' becomes professional sport

Thousands play the 'foot game' in tournaments - a combination of dancing and singing, and some of the players want to see the sport spread across Africa.

Africa

DRC schools hit hard as teachers strike over poor pay

The new school year has begun in the Democratic Republic of Congo - but many pupils and teachers are nowhere to be seen.

Africa

DR Congo opposition leader returns to tensions at home

An opposition leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo has renewed a push to remove President Joseph Kabila from office.

Africa

DR Congo opposition plan protests in renewed push for elections

Protests are being planned across the Democratic Republic of Congo in a renewed push to force President Joseph Kabila from office.

Poverty & Development

Displaced and desperate: IDPs flee violence in DRC

Half a million people have been displaced in Tanganyika, in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Displaced and desperate: IDPs flee violence in DRC

Africa

DR Congo violence displaces 3.8 million: UN

Senior UNHRC official says the number of people displaced in the country has nearly doubled in six months.

DR Congo violence displaces 3.8 million: UN

Democratic Republic of Congo

DR Congo landslide death toll climbs to 200

Dozens missing and houses destroyed in northeast Tora village after heavy rain triggered mudslide earlier this week.

DR Congo landslide death toll climbs to 200

Africa

DR Congo landslide kills scores in northeast

At least 60 people killed after heavy rain triggers landslide in fishing village near Lake Albert in the DR Congo.

DR Congo landslide kills scores in northeast

Africa

DR Congo armed group likely killed investigators: UN

Inquiry also states that others in the Congo may also have been involved in the murder of two UN investigators in March.

DR Congo armed group likely killed investigators: UN

Africa

'Millions of people' face acute hunger in DRC

UN food agencies say number of people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance surged by 30 percent in a year in DRC.

UN: Millions of people face acute hunger in DRC