Conflict & Justice

Congo's rebel leader

The Democratic Republic of Congo is a country again in turmoil. The latest violence involves a rebel general named Laurent Nkunda. Nkunda's managed to take over large swathes of eastern Congo with a small band of well-trained soldiers.

Global Politics

Cell phones and conflict minerals

There's growing concern in the US that minerals used in the manufacture of electronics are linked to criminal activity in eastern Congo. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with two experts on the matter, Mike Loch of Motorola, and Mike Davis with Global Witness.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

The world of African music is still honoring a man who died 20 years ago this week. Francois Luambo Makiadi � or Franco � the King of Congolese rumba. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Afropop Worldwide's Banning Eyre.

Conflict & Justice

Congolese general arrested

Rwandan authorities have arrested renegade Congolese general, Laurent Nkunda. He's the leader of a Tutsi rebel force in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Anchor Marco Werman gets the story from the BBC's Peter Greste.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where scientists have discovered a 25-mile wide ring resembling a meteor crater. Anchor Marco Werman gets details from John Spray, Director of the Planetary and Space Science Center.