Democratic Republic of Congo

Survival and resurrection after Congo's civil war

Daniel Kanyarahuru was imprisoned for 15 months in torturous conditions but was rescued and now lives happily in the US.


Tajikistan poised to slide back towards war

Analysts say Central Asian nation is under internal and external pressure after decades-long rule of Emomali Rahmon.


Burundi opponents meet for talks in Uganda

Representatives in Kampala in face-to-face discussions to halt spiralling violence that has killed hundreds since April.

Inside Story

Is Burundi on the brink of civil war?

There are growing fears that Burundi could be headed for another conflict

Civil war

Burundi facing real possibility of civil war: US envoy

Urgent regional mediation needed as the country appears on the brink of civil war, US diplomat warns.

Civil war

Trouble in Tajikistan

Analysts say the banning of a moderate Islamist party could unravel the country's post-civil war order.

Humanitarian crises

Burundi crisis poses 'catastrophic' risk for region: AU

African Union urges need for dialogue to find lasting solution to political crisis as ex-army commander assassinated.


Magazine: Tales from The Bang Bang Club

From apartheid to Marikana, photojournalist Greg Marinovich reflects on South Africa then and now.

Middle East

Syrians 'forced underground by barrel bombs'

Amnesty report documents widespread atrocities, as Geneva peace talks on Syria set to get under way.

War & Conflict

40 years on: Lebanon's missing open 'old wounds' of war

Thousands of families still seek answers on the fate of loved ones, despite government's failure to address the issue.

War & Conflict

Syria enters fifth year of conflict

Rights groups say the world has failed Syria as war leaves 220,000 people dead and half the country's people displaced.

Latin America

Police chief sentenced for Guatemala war role

Ex-commando unit chief convicted of ordering troops to set fire to Spanish embassy in 1980s which left 37 people dead.

Middle East

Libyan government army declares ceasefire

Tobruk-based authority's move follows similar decision by rival faction in advance of next round of UN-brokered talks.


Yemen president's aide kidnapped in Sanaa

Head of national security service says talks have begun to secure release of chief of staff seized by Shia rebels.

Middle East

Southern Yemen marks civil war anniversary

Separatist movement holds rally calling for independence as it marks anniversary of 1986 civil war.