Geoffrey York, Africa correspondent for The Toronto Globe and Mail speaks to Marco Werman about his visit to artisanal mining operations in Democratic Republic of the Congo, where children work in horrendous conditions.
Thomas Lubanga was arrested in 2006 for recruiting child soldiers into his rebel militia in Congo's northeast region. On Tuesday, the International Criminal court sentenced him to 14 years in prison for his crimes, the tribunal's first sentencing in its 10-year existence.
A new Frontline documentary is taking a look at the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the black community. In 2011, HIV was more prevalent in Washington, D.C., than in many African countries, including Rwanda, Ethiopia and the Congo.
The first reported sighting of the Loch Ness Monster made the local news May 2, 1933. Since then, more than 40 sightings have been reported. But that's not the only mysterious sea creature that has been reported but never conclusively proven to exist.
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 International Criminal Court has found the Congolese warlord, Thomas Lubanga, guilty of recruiting and using child soldiers between 2002 and 2003. It is the court's first verdict since it was set up 10 years ago.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, rape is a weapon of war. In the midst of this overwhelming crisis, aid groups and grassroots organizations are trying to help women there recover and rebuild their lives, as The World's Jeb Sharp reports.
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.