Al Jazeera Blogs


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.

Last Modified: 3 Dec 2011 14:06

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.

Last Modified: 27 Nov 2011 17:50

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.

Last Modified: 23 Nov 2011 01:25

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.

Last Modified: 15 Nov 2011 12:53

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.

Last Modified: 21 Oct 2011 07:19

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.

Last Modified: 7 Oct 2011 11:53