Latest update: 02/12/2011
DR Congo elections: 18,500 candidates, 32 million voters, 3 chaotic days
With over 18,000 candidates and 32 million voters, organising elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is a huge logistical challenge. We take a look at the three-day elections that have just taken place in sub-Saharan Africa’s largest country. Meanwhile, it’s a race against the clock in Durban - our team reports from the climate change conference hoping to find a successor for the Kyoto protocol. Finally, we take a look at the effect of recent kidnappings on Mali's tourism industry.