On anniversary of the birthday of Patrice Lumumba, the first prime minister of an independent Congo, we ask, "What iconography arose around him, and why is that iconography so diverse?"
Can safety policies in the transnational mining sector in DR Congo break with the past?
What does the decade-old “Congo-case,” involving two Norwegian mercenaries, tell us about residue coloniality in Scandinavia?
The "Africa needs help" vs. "No! Africa can teach you lessons!" is tiring. Other than benefiting a few pundits, are we deriving any value from it?
The life of Lumumba advisor, Andree Blouin, offers lessons about the historically racialized and sexualized representations of women of color in politics.
In the Bukavu Series, researchers from two Congolese and two European universities explore how they interrogate violence in the DRC.
How should Belgium's Africa Museum address its colonial past?
An overview of some of the problems and opportunities that the reopening of Belgium's infamous AfricaMuseum brings.
It's the first time an African president appears to have rigged an election, not in favor of his hand-picked successor, but in favor of an opposition politician.
On the emergence and political work of the rape-resources narrative in the eastern DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo).
The harsh realities of resistance for a new generation in Joseph Kabila’s Congo.
A critical review of Swiss theatre director Milo Rau’s multi-media project, "Congo Tribunal,” about the violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Policymakers need to properly assess the risks to ordinary Congolese people from expanding the “conflict minerals” category.
The state of politics in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and those working to build a new future there.
Has migration policy reckoned with epidemics like Ebola?
Clooney and Prendergast's simple story—explaining causes of political violence in Africa—breeds simplistic and ineffective solutions.
Do online movements such as #MeToo #HerToo and #TimesUp do enough to address the experiences of all victims of sexual violence?
The presidential term of Joseph Kabila, in power in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 2001,
Last month, on September 19, protestors descended on the streets of Kinshasa–the capital of the Democratic
While health professionals are crucial frontline responders, the Ebola crisis is indeed too important to be left to medical personnel.