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.
The International Criminal Court has found the Congolese warlord, Thomas Lubanga, guilty of recruiting and using child soldiers between 2002 and 2003. It is the court's first verdict since it was set up 10 years ago.
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.
Geoffrey York, Africa correspondent for The Toronto Globe and Mail speaks to Marco Werman about his visit to artisanal mining operations in Democratic Republic of the Congo, where children work in horrendous conditions.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Lomami Forest, an African lowland rainforest in the DRC where a new species of monkey, Lesula, has been discovered. Conservation biologist John Hart with the Lukuru Wildlife Research Project talks about the discovery.
Anchor Marco Werman takes us to the soundcheck for the first date on the US tour of Congolese band Staff Benda Bilili. They're from the streets of Kinshasa, confined by polio to wheelchairs. And they rock.
In many African hospitals, patients must settle their bills before they're released. If patients can't pay, they end up stuck in the hospital. Cindy Shiner of AllAfrica.com recently met one such patient at a hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo.