Tens of thousands fled the DRC during fighting between rebels and government troops.
The lengthy nature of some of Africa's wars is one of the main hindrances to ending the "refugee cycle".
It will be difficult to make the current peace agreement stick in South Sudan.
Warring factions in South Sudan have signed numerous peace deals none of which have held.
Doudou Diene, President of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi.
EPA-EFE/SALVATORE DI NOLFI
The UN doesn't have the magic formula to end tensions in Burundi. It's up to the country's leadership.
India’s airstrikes caused some damage inside Pakistan.
It started on February, 14 when a suicide attack killed more than 40 people in the Indian controlled part of Kashmir. Now, Pakistan and India's conflict over the disputed region is heating up again.
There’s not enough sustained electricity investment in Africa.
In sub-Saharan Africa there are more people with mobile phones than access to electricity, and their data could be useful.
Al-Sisi: more Mubarak than Mubarak.
As civil rights are trampled on, the Egyptian parliament is on the verge of endorsing his rule until 2034.
We might not like the way future AI responds to us.
We're on the way to making machines that appear and act human, and can think for themselves. So how will they react to our behaviour towards them, especially the bad behaviour?
AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Flickr/Embassy of Equatorial Guinea
The African Peer Review Mechanism got off to a good start, but enthusiasm soon waned.
Tanzania’s capital, Dar es Salaam. The country is known for its budgetary problems.
Building a fiscally capable state won't bring benefits in the short term but can build taxpayers confidence.
Chicken or rooster? This bird is both – female on the left (dark feathers), and male on the right (white feathers, with larger comb and physique).
Mike Clinton (Roslin Institute)
Birds have some of the most amazing sex differences of any animal. They can control the sex of offspring, and even produce rare half-male, half-females. And their sex genes and chromosomes are quite different from ours.
In one year alone 380,000 domestic applicants didn’t get a university place in Nigeria.
Nigeria's higher education system is the biggest on the continent but it lags behind on research output.
Oil sheen drifting from the site of the former Taylor Energy oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico.
AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File
In 2004 an underwater avalanche destroyed an oil platform off Louisiana, causing a 14-year spill. An expert on oil and gas seeps in the Gulf of Mexico warns that this could happen in other places.
There is a vast infrastructure of digital tools that can be used to strategically manipulate behaviour for tactical gain.
Nation states are covertly working against each other on the very same digital platforms they use to collaborate in areas such as trade and manufacturing.
A psychologist explains why we should accept that we will never live in the Anthropocene.
A forest fire rages in California in November 2018.
AP Photo/Noah Berger
Increasingly severe losses for insurers due to climate change could result in a global financial crisis.
Employers are required to accommodate the needs of pregnant women only in limited circumstances.
In most states, employers aren't required to accommodate the unique needs of pregnant women except in limited circumstances.
Reducing salt intake can save lives.
South Africa needs to continue public awareness campaigns to reduce excessive salt intake to protect cardiovascular health.
Police in Camden, after a young man of Somali origin was stabbed in February 2018.
Dominic Lipinski/PA Archive
Somali community leaders should help to foster links with their traditional culture.
The Miss Curvy contest in Uganda attracted a lot of local and international media attention.
Uganda's tourism ministry has launched a beauty pageant to use local women to attract tourists.
Indian women hold protests against sexual violence.
AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, File
Women in countries such as India, Pakistan and others have long organized campaigns against sexual violence – many of which have resulted in stronger laws in these countries.