Democratic Republic of Congo

A judo athlete and four officials from the Congo have vanished in London, joining seven other athletes who have gone missing
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For the second time in 40 years the Democratic Republic of Congo has gone to the polls. Over the years, The DRC has been blighted by militia violence, corruption and political failures earning the label of a "failed state".
Regardless of the result in the DRC, placing all parties under the spotlight of the international media before the result may be one of the only ways the international community can help protect the ordinary Congolese people. It might also remind some news producers why they got into the business in the first place.