Democratic Republic of Congo


DRC, Environmental Costs Of Congolese Wood Industry

LIPUA LIPUA — He's been away for some time, to Mbandaka, the capital of the Équateur province. But when he returns to Lipua Lipua, a fisherman camp on an islet 80 km downstream, Pi......


Congolese Teens Fall Prey To Lure Of Sports Gambling


How Vatican Funding Cuts Weigh On The Faithful In Africa

Since the gradual reduction of subsidies from Rome to diocese in the Democratic Republic of Congo, vicars have turned to the faithful to ensure survival of parish churches.


Congolese Crossroads: Between Cannibalism, Jihad And Hope For Progress

GOMA — "They realized he wasn't one of them because he didn't speak Swahili. Then they pulled him off the bus he was traveling on, stoned him to death, opened his che......


How One African City Is Taking Back The Streets, Literally

Local planners in Bukavu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, are clearing out homes and businesses that encroached over the years along the city's main avenues.


In Democratic Republic Of Congo, A Snapshot Of Broken Justice

GOMA — The situation inside Goma’s Muzenza Prison, in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, is highly charged and threatening to explode as severe overcrowdin......


Rape At School, A Congolese Scourge Is Finally Confronted

GOMA — Teachers raping their students is tragically all too common in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. But in the eastern region of South Kivu, it is a reality that......


How A Congolese Priest Disarms Sworn Enemies

WALIKALE — They swapped their firearms for spades, machettes and hoes. Until very recently, the young people here used to be membe......