Walikale, a territory in the Congolese province of North Kivu, is considered to contain some of the biggest untapped reserves of mineral resources in world - yet many of its residents remain famished, tormented by the wealth of their surroundings.
At its best, the DR Congo town is a spectacular global village of humanitarian workers. At its worst, it is the last outpost of civilisation for opportunists seeking treasure.
The long journey from Nairobi to Goma via the Rwandan capital of Kigali to cover the upcoming elections in Democratic Republic of Congo is both arduous and adventurous.
Al Jazeera English returns to the streets of Somalia's capital five years after launching its news channel from the war-torn, famine-ridden country to find that the situation has not improved.
The fast dwindling numbers of lions in Africa has been attributed to conflict between man and beast, but a new conservation effort is making a difference.
Western hypocrisy, when it's applied to supporting or destroying dictators, is a powerful word.
War tore apart Liberia's luxury Ducor Hotel - then the Libyan government got ready to revamp it. But war has put an end to that project too.
"What are you going to eat?" if there is democracy, the country’s absolute ruler, King Mswati, wonders out loud. “You’ll be a hungry slave”.
Getting up close and personal to a mountain gorilla is a pretty humbling experience. You get so near you're actually in range of their body odour, a pungent, sickly sweet smell of old sweat.
The near daily fighting in Somalia has taken its toll on the mental health of its people, one doctor says.
The upcoming conclusion of presidential elections in October 2011 without a resort to violence will be a huge milestone towards achieving a lasting peace.