Did Kabila Just Bring Democracy to Congo?
The country’s strongman plans to step down, but the United States must tread carefully.
Will Congo Go to the Polls—Or Go to War?
The government claims the country is having an election. Fighters in the East are preparing for battle.
Russia and China See in Trump Era a Chance to Roll Back Human Rights Promotion at U.N.
As the United States retreats from the world, Moscow and Beijing seek to gut U.N. programs, cut staff.
10 Conflicts to Watch in 2018
From North Korea to Venezuela, here are the conflicts to watch in 2018.
How Ballots Are Being Used to Delay the Congolese Election
Elections cost too much, the government says. But the years-long delay is more likely a power grab.
The Jig Is Up for Congo’s Embattled President
Instead of giving President Joseph Kabila a free pass to cling to power, world leaders should endorse a plan to replace him.
U.N. to Join Congolese Authorities in Hunt for Killers of U.N. Experts
But António Guterres avoids full-fledged independent inquiry into brutal March murder of U.S. and Swedish researchers.
$800 Million Later, Joseph Kony Is Still a Threat
The Pentagon says it won its war against the Lord’s Resistance Army. But the notorious rebel group is far from a spent force.
Ebola Returns in Congo, a Test of ‘Next Time’
Is the global health community ready to stop another outbreak?
The U.N. Uncovers Dozens of Mass Graves in Central Congo
Turmoil and violence threaten Joseph Kabila’s grip on power.
The Man Who Would Be King of Congo
Can the scion of Congo’s second-most famous political dynasty shepherd the country to its first peaceful transition of power?
Kony 2017: From Guerrilla Marketing to Guerrilla Warfare
Five years after its viral video broke the internet, Invisible Children is on the front line of a covert war against the Lord’s Resistance Army.
While the Trump Team Fiddles, the World Burns
Across Africa and the Middle East, a vacuum of U.S. leadership is exacerbating crises and emboldening abusers.
The Fate of the DRC Hangs on a Closed-Door Meeting
A last-ditch effort to avert what could be a massive political crisis came to an impasse on Friday — though the deal’s not dead yet.
Congo’s Crackdown Is Just a Preview of Violence to Come
Joseph Kabila is taking advantage of the opposition's mistakes to extend his rule. But armed militias may be the eventual winners.
Defusing a Ticking Time Bomb in Kinshasa
An opposition leader in exile, a group of Catholic bishops-turned-diplomats, and the ‘last best hope’ to avert the coming crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Too Little, Too Late
International donors spent $70 million to shore up democracy in the DRC. Here’s why it made little difference.
Kabila’s Trump Card
The U.S. president-elect probably can’t find Congo on a map. For embattled President Joseph Kabila, that’s tremendous news.
Poll: Support for Congo’s Embattled President Kabila Slides to 7.8 Percent
As an overwhelming majority opposes amending the constitution so he can seek a third term.
How an Illegal Caterpillar Tax Left Twenty People Dead in Congo
Clashes broke out after an illegal caterpillar tax was imposed on the marginalized Pygmy population.