Most Commented Stories Tagged: Congo

Politics

Cell phones and conflict minerals

There's growing concern in the US that minerals used in the manufacture of electronics are linked to criminal activity in eastern Congo. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with two experts on the matter, Mike Loch of Motorola, and Mike Davis with Global Witness.

Business, Economics and Jobs

Congo and your cellphone

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.

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.