VIDEO: Congolese warlord sentenced to 14 years in prison

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.

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.


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.

Conflict & Justice

Rwanda seeks extradition of rebel leaders

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.