Violence between Mai Mai groups and government forces in the North Kivu region of DRC has forced nearly 5,000 people from their homes and into nearby villages. Aid groups are now lifting the pressure to house them off local people by building shelters for the new arrivals.
Attacks targeting motorcycle taxi drivers in the DRC city of Kisangani have local people fearing for their safety on their daily commutes. Authorities responded with new security measures, but so far haven’t made much progress in catching perpetrators.
In Kisangani, a city in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Tshopo Province, many people use plastic and other debris to start fires, which poses risks to their health and the environment. To solve this problem, a local man is now selling an environmentally-friendy solution he calls mobobe.
Families in the Democratic Republic of Congo city of Kisangani are seeking safer places to live to escape rising crime rates. But the military camp where many have moved is running out of space to accommodate them.
Cases of diabetes are increasing in DRC, as more than 3.3 million people here have been diagnosed with the disease. The rise in the incidence of diabetes in DRC has been accompanied by the rising popularity of a common vegetable that helps manage blood sugar, even though the vegetable has long been considered a food of the poor: okra.