Aid agencies are occasionally told they can be kicked out of the country if they offend the government.
There are already reports of political violence in rural towns, weeks before a constitutional referendum.
New peace plan reads like a wish list, but resilient Congolese need one that will help them reconstruct their country.
Just a week before the nation votes, officials are hoping practice makes perfect.
With just 400 Congolese troops in Goma, UN voices concern about possible attempt by rebel group M23 to retake city.
Commentators are talking about the role of violence and abuse of women following the killing of Reeva Steenkamp.
EU officials say they could take more people off sanctions list if country holds free and fair elections this year.
Political science is an imprecise discipline at the best of times. But in Kenya, it feels more akin to witchcraft.
Libyans celebrate two years since the start of the revolution that ousted Gaddafi, amid challenges and divisions.
Some rights activists fear their country will not be on the Obama administration's priority list.
Ruling party is likely to bear the brunt of the biggest political crisis Tunisia has faced since the 2011 revolution.