Serge Gainsbourg is considered the father of modern French music. Little known Congolese singer Jean Paul Wabotai recently acquired the rights to ten Gainsbourg lyrics never before put to music. The World's Gerry Hadden has his story.
The FDLR is a militia group made up of former Rwandan Hutus who fled to the neighboring DR Congo after the 1994 genocide. The BBC's Peter Greste reports on the connection between some of the ongoing violence in Congo and an FDLR leader based in Germany.
The world of African music is still honoring a man who died 20 years ago this week. Francois Luambo Makiadi ï¿½ or Franco ï¿½ the King of Congolese rumba. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Afropop Worldwide's Banning Eyre.
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.
Anchor Marco Werman has details on the case of two Norwegian men who were sentenced to death in the Democratic Republic of Congo this week. The men were convicted of espionage and the murder of their driver.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continued her tour of the Democratic Republic of Congo today, highlighting the need for a response to the epidemic levels of sexual violence. The World's Jeb Sharp has details.