Global Politics

New Crisis in Congo

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.

Global Politics

Danger After Congo Explosion Not Over

The death toll continues to rise in the Republic of Congo's capital Brazzaville. An explosion at an arms depot there on Sunday flattened neighborhoods. And there are fears that undetonated munitions could cause even more explosions in the coming days.

VIDEO: A sanctuary in the Congo takes in orphaned chimpanzees

Orphaned chimpanzees are common in central Africa, their parents poached and killed for exotic restaurants or sold into the pet trade. But a sanctuary for young chimps is taking them in and hopes to return them to the wild.


Global Politics

Clinton in Congo

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.

Global Politics

Rape as a weapon of war

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.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

The world of African music is still honoring a man who died 20 years ago this week. Francois Luambo Makiadi � or Franco � the King of Congolese rumba. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Afropop Worldwide's Banning Eyre.