Latest Stories Tagged: Congo

Arts, Culture & Media

The life of Dr. William Close

We remember the late Doctor William Close who passed away last month. He was the father of actress Glenn Close, and once the personal doctor of the president of Zaire. While there he worked to stop the first Ebola epidemic in Zaire. Anchor Marco Werman talks to a friend and colleague of Dr. Close, Dr. Joel Breman, of the National Institutes of Health.

Conflict & Justice

Congolese general arrested

Rwandan authorities have arrested renegade Congolese general, Laurent Nkunda. He's the leader of a Tutsi rebel force in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Anchor Marco Werman gets the story from the BBC's Peter Greste.

Lord's Resistance Army fuels conflict

The World's Katy Clark reports on a recent wave of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo by a notorious rebel group from neighbouring Uganda known as The Lord's Resistance Army, or LRA. The LRA is believed to have been behind a Christmas Day massacre there that left 400 civilians dead.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the three "range" states of the endangered mountain gorilla -- Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Jamie Kemsey of the International Gorilla Conservation Program in Rwanda.

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.