It is not normal for a society to be this unequal, hence we cannot adopt a standard or even classical approach to the challenges that we encounter, writes Ralph Mathekga.
Congo-Brazzaville's president Denis Sassou Nguesso has sacked his women's minister after a row over a recording in which she questioned the integrity of the opposition leader.
After the stunning fall of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, attention has turned to other longtime African leaders accused of trying to extend their rule.
Congo's President Denis Sassou Nguesso has admitted that his oil-rich country was facing a serious economic crisis, though he said it was not an "irreparable disaster".
Police in Zimbabwe have arrested ThisFlag leader Evan Mawarire, and SA has chosen to side with the DRC on its investigation into violence in its Kasai province.
A Congolese opposition leader who unsuccessfully challenged President Denis Sassou Nguesso at the polls has been arrested, a police source says.
Leaders of the Great Lakes region have called for the UN peacekeeping force in strife-torn DRC to be bolstered, as fears rise of an upsurge in violence linked to delayed presidential polls.
Congo's President Denis Sassou Nguesso has sacked a former rebel leader and clergyman from a junior post in the presidency.
Four defeated opposition candidates in Congo's recent presidential poll have called on their countrymen to challenge the re-election of President Denis Sassou Nguesso.
A Congolese author and one of the world's best known writers in French has accused the government of Congo-Brazzaville of being 'torturers'.
Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso will seek a third term in office during presidential elections in line with recent changes to the country's constitution.
Public and diplomatic pressure is mounting mounted on the Democratic Republic of Congo to announce the outcome of December 30 elections to replace long-term leader Joseph Kabila.
Congo-Brazzaville's President Denis Sassou Nguesso has cleared the decks with the office announcement of the resignation of the government ahead of crucial talks with the International Monetary Fund.
Congo and several UN agencies have launched a joint appeal for $23.7m to help 138 000 people hit by fighting and insecurity in the southern region of Pool.
French investigators have charged the daughter and the son-in-law of Congo's President Denis Sassou Nguesso with corruption, judicial sources have said..
Fresh fighting between rebels in the Republic of Congo and government forces has displaced an estimated 13 000 people, the United Nations refugee agency says.
A court in the Republic of Congo has jailed an opposition leader for two years for inciting public disorder.
Opposition strongholds in Brazzaville have been closed following a strike call over the re-election of Congo's veteran ruler Denis Sassou Nguesso.
Congolese have voted under a nationwide media blackout in a tense ballot expected to see President Denis Sassou Nguesso prolong his 32-year rule.
The European Union has decided not to send observers to the Republic of Congo to monitor a controversial presidential election.
An exiled Republic of Congo opposition figure was shot and badly injured by a gunman this week in a northwest Paris suburb, a judicial source says.
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