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.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Jocelyn Kelly, research coordinator for the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. She tells anchor Lisa Mullins that many of the rapists have been soldiers since boyhood and aren't able to question orders from superior officers.
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.
Istanbul is still basking as the host of the recent International Basketball Federation tournament. Now, Istanbul's African residents organized the African Nations Cup. Matthew Brunwasser sent us this report from the Ferikoy soccer stadium in Istanbul.
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.
Today, the Democratic Republic of Congo celebrates half a century of independence from Belgium. In Congo itself, the anniversary has been met with mixed emotions, as Michael Kavanagh reports from Kinshasa, the Congolese capital.