With the United States preoccupied by war, nuclear threats in the Middle East and an array of problems elsewhere, a quiet revolution is underway in East Asia as the region adjusts to the reemergence of a great power: China.
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Kinshasa is Congo's capital and one of the country's largest cities.
Despite the presence of the world's largest peacekeeping mission, the Democratic Republic of Congo remains in the grip of civil war. The reason is clear. A flood of small arms and light weapons undermines the 17,000 United Nations troops' mandate to protect civilians.
Bukavu in a city located east of the DRC and the capital of the South Kivu province.
A series of photographs capturing the influence of cellular phones on the daily lives of people in DRC.
Mining is becoming a growing industry in DRC where many farmers are switching jobs to join the destructive industry.
Coltan mining continues to grow in the DRC. Coltan is commonly used in mobile phones, and the DRC counts for one of the world's largest coltan reserves.
Women and children have been raped systematically by the armed forces in the conflict. Also, about 1200 people die daily because of non-direct fighting, according to some NGOs.
Many complications are undermining the Democratic Republic of Congo elections including warring militia groups and mineral riches.
BANGKOK -- The maps spread across the desk of senior Thai Commerce Ministry official Pisanu Rienmahasarn show the progress on a new 1,170-mile-long road project that will run from Kunming in southwestern China through Laos and on to the ports of southern Thailand.
Pays de 62 millions d'habitants, la république démocratique du Congo s'étend sur un territoire grand comme le Québec et l'Ontario mis ensemble. Elle recèle énormément de richesses naturelles, exploitées par des compagnies privées sans que le pays n'en voie vraiment les bénéfices.
Voice of America English to Africa reporter Douglas Mpuga interviews journalist Mvemba Dizolele about the Democratic Republic of Congo's first free elections in 45 years.