In Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, making luxury embroidery helps vulnerable women earn a living. The seamstresses have all experienced violence and hardship before being hired here.
The referral is the second time the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has appealed to the ICC, after an initial referral in 2004 that convicted three former militia leaders.
Angola’s president Joao Lorenco told FRANCE 24 that he did not think an all-out war between Rwanda and DRC was on the horizon. He said he was hopeful that his mediation efforts to restore peace in the DRC's east would bear fruit. He explained that the M23 rebel group was upholding a ceasefire reached a few weeks ago and that the next step was for the group to be cantoned and disarmed.
Viral videos of “electrically charged” rocks discovered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo show stones allegedly capable of lighting a bulb or producing sparks. Our team spoke to several geologists to find out more about what internet users called “real life Wakanda" -- a reference to the Marvel Universe’s Black Panther movies where the country is powered by metal ores with electrical properties. We take a closer look in this episode of Truth or Fake with Vedika Bahl
In the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, child recruitment into armed groups is the most frequent children's rights violation. The minors work as scouts, aides, sex slaves for the leaders, fighters, or simply cooks. But what is life like after the trauma of being a child soldier?
In Rutshuru, DR Congo, the International Committee of the Red Cross has set up phone booths to help displaced families track down those left behind in combat zones. Also, a new film is out in France that focuses on the Senegalese tirailleurs, a corps of colonial infantry in the French armies of the First and Second World Wars.
27 Nov 2022
In the wake of renewed attacks by rebels in the eastern Congo, regional organizations and neighboring states are doubling down on efforts to solve the conflict. But peace remains elusive.
19 Nov 2022
The Congolese opposition leader is calling on the international community to focus on the crisis in his country. Martin Fayulu told DW's Josey Mahachie that he believes Rwanda and Uganda are propping up M23 rebels.
18 Nov 2022
Soldiers who are part of the East Africa Community Regional Force arrived at Democratic Republic of Congo’s Goma airport on Wednesday as fresh clashes between the army and M23 rebels forced hundreds to flee.
9 Nov 2022
Thousands have fled the fighting in North Kivu, resulting in a serious humanitarian crisis. But for those staying behind, food price increases and shortages are now threatening lives and livelihoods.
5 Nov 2022
M23 rebels have made gains in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, raising fears of a further deterioration of security. The African Union has called for a ceasefire and negotiations to ensure peace.
4 Nov 2022
Intense fighting in DR Congo's North Kivu province is leading to major population displacement. We take a closer look. But first, Algeria hosts its first Arab League summit since the Covid-19 pandemic.