Kony 2012 captured millions of eyeballs and about as much controversy. Two years on, the organization behind the video is still operating and still focused on capturing Joseph Kony — but the group's leaders say they've learned a lot from their experience with their viral video.
Papa Wemba died earlier this week, after he collapsed on stage in Ivory Coast. The star, known as the king of Congolese rumba, was jailed in 2004 for smuggling Congolese people to Europe. Lubangi Muniania, a Congolese arts educator who knew Papa Wemba, explains Wemba's history.
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.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Businessweek reporter Jack Ewing about coltan. The metallic ore is used in cell phones and electronics. Eastern Congo is a rich source of coltan and some say the West's demand for it is fuelling the conflict there.
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.
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.