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Haiti on brink of becoming latest member of African Union

If all goes as planned, Haiti, yes North America's Haiti, will become the latest member of the African Union sometime in January. Haiti and Africa share a sense of history, and African countries stepped up in the wake of Haiti's earthquake, which has led some to conclude the time is right to formalize their ties.

Environment

New Monkey Species Found in Central Africa

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Lomami Forest, an African lowland rainforest in the DRC where a new species of monkey, Lesula, has been discovered. Conservation biologist John Hart with the Lukuru Wildlife Research Project talks about the discovery.

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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.

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

Congolese general arrested

Rwandan authorities have arrested renegade Congolese general, Laurent Nkunda. He's the leader of a Tutsi rebel force in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Anchor Marco Werman gets the story from the BBC's Peter Greste.

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.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the city of Goma, in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. A group of touring clowns arrived there today to entertain thousands of children in refugee camps. The Spanish charity, Clowns Without Borders, has teamed up with the United Nations aid agency, UNHCR. Anchor Katy Clark finds out more from UN spokeswoman, Francesca Fontanini.