Landmark summit tackles rape in wartime
This week Angelina Jolie and William Hague are hosting the world’s largest summit on war and sexual violence. They hope to inspire international action to end it. But is that possible?
Congo rebellion probes old and terrible wounds
The Democratic Republic of Congo is already among the world’s most troubled countries. Now, an uprising threatens ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ – yet the media’s gaze has hardly flickered. Why?
Congo’s gorilla haven threatened by war and oil
A gorilla sanctuary has been forced to close by war in the Congo, and is under threat from oil exploration. How does nature conservation co-exist with more disruptive human activities?
Stricken Muamba ‘improving’ after heart attack
After overcoming a troubled childhood in the Congo, Fabrice Muamba had become a promising and hugely well-liked footballer. Now he is fighting for his life after collapsing during a game.
Campaign to catch war criminal goes viral
For decades, Joseph Kony has enslaved children and forced them to wreak horror on their communities. Now, Facebook is echoing with calls to bring him to justice – but experts are critical.