Many Congolese people fled to Rwanda while others stayed under M23 control. After the take over Goma remained calm as the group leader said their fighters would push ahead to seize more territory until President Joseph Kabila agreed to talks.
Candidates Joseph Kabila and Etienne Tshisekedi tour the country to woo the population in the run up to hotly contested presidential and legislative elections. Goma, Congo (Kinshasa). 14th November 2011
Congolese officials have said up to seven people were reportedly killed when a civilian CAA Fokker 20 passenger plane loaded with cargo, crashed into a neighbourhood of Goma, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Lake Kivu spans the west of Rwanda and is also part of the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from the border towns of Goma and Gisenyi in the north to Cyangugu and Bukavu in the south.
Mt. Nyamuragira's largest eruption of the century continues to attract hundreds of tourists to eastern Congo, paying at least $300 USD to spend a night next to the erupting volcano. Goma, DRC. 23rd November 2011
A panel discussion on 'Reporting Africa Differently' marked the launch of 'Radio Congo: Signals of Hope from Africa’s Deadliest War' a book by author Ben Rawlence. The book details Ben's travel in Congo and is published by Oneworld Publications.
Every second Sunday in March at Yakuo-in temple in Mt Takao, thousands of tourists and visitors join Yamabushi mountain monks doing ascetic training during the Hiwatari fire walking festival. Takaosanguchi, Japan. 14/03/2010
The Foreign Secretary William Hague and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visit the Lac vert and Nzolo refugee camps in DR Congo to talk to warzone rape victims, and to encourage the world powers to do more against rape in war zones.