Latest Stories Tagged: Congo

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.

Science, Tech & Environment

Congo's gorillas at risk

Virunga National Park in Congo is home to more than a third of the world's last mountain gorillas - and the ongoing violence in eastern Congo is putting the wellbeing of those remaining few at risk. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more about Virunga's mountain gorillas from author Craig Hatkoff. He co-wrote a children's book called "Looking for Miza: The True Story of the Mountain Gorilla Family Who Rescued One of their Own".

Conflict & Justice

Humanitarian crisis in Congo

Intense diplomatic efforts are underway to try to find a solution to the latest conflict in eastern Congo. Tens of thousands have been displaced in just the past few days. Reporter Michael Kavanagh spoke with some of the displaced and sent this report.

Conflict & Justice

Chaos in Congo

Tens of thousands of people in eastern Congo have flooded into the capital city, Goma. They're fleeing the latest offensive by Tutsi rebels in the region. The Red Cross has described the humanitarian situation there as catastrophic.