Congo

Lord's Resistance Army fuels conflict

The World's Katy Clark reports on a recent wave of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo by a notorious rebel group from neighbouring Uganda known as The Lord's Resistance Army, or LRA. The LRA is believed to have been behind a Christmas Day massacre there that left 400 civilians dead.

Global Politics

UN promotes women's rights

A new agency at the United Nations aims to promote equality and women's rights. The surprise list of the board members includes Saudi Arabia, Libya and Congo. Philippe Bolopion, UN advocacy director for Human Rights Watch speaks with anchor Lisa Mullins.

Conflict & Justice

Part I: Healing the victims

The scope of tragedy in eastern Congo defies comprehension. A war in the African country killed four-million people between 1998 and 2003 and one of the most gruesome features of the conflicts is the widespread use of rape as a weapon. The World's Jeb Sharp reports from Bukavu, in Congo's South Kivu Province.

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.

Conflict & Justice

Preparing for Elections in Congo

There will be elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo a year from now. Some Congo experts say free and fair elections are paramount but others say the international community focuses too much on elections. The World's Jeb Sharp reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the city of Goma, in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. A group of touring clowns arrived there today to entertain thousands of children in refugee camps. The Spanish charity, Clowns Without Borders, has teamed up with the United Nations aid agency, UNHCR. Anchor Katy Clark finds out more from UN spokeswoman, Francesca Fontanini.

Conflict & Justice

Chaos in Congo

Tens of thousands of people in eastern Congo have flooded into the capital city, Goma. They're fleeing the latest offensive by Tutsi rebels in the region. The Red Cross has described the humanitarian situation there as catastrophic.