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.
Tension is rising in the Democratic Republic of Congo, after President Laurent Kabila issued an arrest warrant for one his generals, former warlord, Bosco Ntaganda . Ntaganda has gone AWOL with many of his commanders.
The inventor of Congolese soukous music has passed away. Tabu Ley Rochereau died Saturday in Belgium. The World's host Marco Werman talks about Tabu with Chris McCarus, a radio reporter from Detroit who went to Congo to meet the stars of soukous and wound up in Tabu's home.
In many African hospitals, patients must settle their bills before they're released. If patients can't pay, they end up stuck in the hospital. Cindy Shiner of AllAfrica.com recently met one such patient at a hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Scientists are always discovering new species, but usually they're insects, or maybe a bird. Rarely are they a mammal. But that's exactly what they discovered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo recently: A new species of monkey, the Lesula.