Congo (DRC)

Conservation and Conflict in the Congo

A bitter land conflict has allowed a brutal militia to gather support in its fight against conservation efforts in the Ituri rainforest. The locals must live with the deadly consequences.

Conflict Minerals in the Congo

Minerals extracted in the DRC are said to fund rebel groups connected with crimes of rape and murder. Advocate groups are working to limit the use of conflict minerals in electronics like cell phones.

Living in Fear: Congo's FDLR

Walikale is notorious, even within eastern Congo. Villagers sleep in the bush for security and return to the village during the day to impersonate normal lives.

Obama's Other War

Can Barack Obama really defeat Central Africa's worst guerrilla warlord?