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Arts, Culture & Media

The life of Dr. William Close

We remember the late Doctor William Close who passed away last month. He was the father of actress Glenn Close, and once the personal doctor of the president of Zaire. While there he worked to stop the first Ebola epidemic in Zaire. Anchor Marco Werman talks to a friend and colleague of Dr. Close, Dr. Joel Breman, of the National Institutes of Health.

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

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.