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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.

Conflict & Justice

Young Somalis disappear

A number of young Somali men have disappeared from Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Their families are concerned they've gone back to fight in the civil war that has plagued Somalia for nearly two decades. From Minneapolis, Todd Melby reports.

Global Politics

The year in China

2008 was a milestone year for China. The Summer Olympics in Beijing capped more than ten years of growing prosperity, prestige and influence for the country. But China also experienced some significant low points this year, including the crackdown in Tibet, scandals over contaminated milk ... and a slowing economy. The World's Mary Kay Magistad looks back at China's 2008.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Answer and Global Hit

On today's Geo Quiz we were looking for a South African city that was once a way-station for the Dutch East India Company. The answer is Cape Town. That city's streets come alive this week with the sounds of marching minstrels. It's part of a new-year's tradition that dates back to the days when the Dutch forced people from Southeast Asia to work as slaves in Cape Town. Terry FitzPatrick sent us this report.