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Environment

Mount Nyiragongo: A look at the world's largest lava lake

Mount Nyiragongo is located in the Democratic Republic of Congo, just near Rwanda's border.

Africa

Opposition cries foul as Congo votes for parliament

More than two million voters expected to elect National Assembly members as well as local councils.

Opposition cries foul as Congo votes for parliament

Africa

Congo peacekeepers accused of sex abuse to leave CAR

About 600 Congolese soldiers to be pulled out of Central African Republic after allegations of sexual misconduct.

Congo peacekeepers accused of sex abuse to leave CAR

Africa

DR Congo: 11 dead and 900 escape in jail attack

Eight guards among the dead when armed men attack the central prison of Kangbayi in DR Congo's restive east.

DR Congo: 11 dead and 900 escape in jail attack

Politics

ICC gives former Congo VP Bemba extra year in prison

Jailed ex-VP of the Democratic Republic of Congo sentenced to an additional year in prison for corruption by the ICC.

ICC gives Jean-Pierre Bemba extra year in prison

Africa

DR Congo opposition HQs torched after deadly protests

Violence escalates in DR Congo following allegations that President Joseph Kabila is planning to remain in office.

Opinion

Taking Tarzan to tusk

As a lame legacy of Hollywood, Tarzan is irredeemable and should simply be allowed to fade out in a gentle death.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Human Rights

ICC sentences DRC's Jean-Pierre Bemba for war crimes

ICC sentences Jean-Pierre Bemba to 18 years for murders, rapes and pillaging committed by his troops in CAR.

Former DRC vice president Bemba jailed for war crimes

Arts & Culture

A night out with London's Sapeurs

From a barbershop to a christening, Congo's diaspora discusses Papa Wemba and the ideology of their fashion movement.

A night out with London's Sapeurs

Africa

DR Congo police disperse thousands at opposition rally

Thousands of supporters protest at accusations that opposition candidate Moise Katumbi was plotting a coup.

DR Congo police disperse thousands at opposition rally

War & Conflict

DR Congo cracks down on 'foreign mercenaries'

Government spokesman says ex-US soldiers and South African mercenaries are linked to opposition leader Moise Katumbi.

DR Congo cracks down on 'foreign mercenaries'

War & Conflict

Gunfire rattles Congolese capital after disputed polls

Fighting erupts between troops and assailants on day constitutional court says President Nguesso has won re-election.

Gunfire rattles Congolese capital after disputed polls

Republic of the Congo

Congo President Denis Nguesso extends 32 years in power

Final poll results released amid tight security and a communications blackout, extending leader's 32-year rule.

Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso wins re-election

Politics

Congo holds presidential elections under media blackout

Telephone, internet and SMS services shut down for 48 hours for "reasons of security" as Congo heads to the polls.

War & Conflict

UN passes first resolution against abuse by its troops

First-of-its-kind decree comes after UN pressed to tackle rising problem of sexual abuse by peacekeepers.

UN adopts resolution against sex abuse by peacekeepers