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Global Politics

Rape as a weapon of war

The United Nations Security Council is scheduled to tackle a particularly disturbing tactic of war this week: the use of rape as a weapon. Jeb Sharp talks with Anne-Marie Goetz of UNIFEM, the UN's development agency for women.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the three "range" states of the endangered mountain gorilla -- Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Jamie Kemsey of the International Gorilla Conservation Program in Rwanda.

Conflict & Justice

UN report on Congo killings

A United Nations report on killings in the Democratic Republic of Congo between 1993 and 2003 accuses six other African nations of being involved in atrocities there. The World's Laura Lynch reports on how those countries are reacting to the report.

Conflict & Justice

Rape Skyrocketing in Congo

A new study in the American Journal of Public Health shows rates of rapes in the Democratic Republic of Congo are skyrocketing. Lisa Shannon, Congo activist and author of "A Thousand Sisters" speaks with Anchor Marco Werman

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.