A program in eastern Congo called PJB or Promote Youth Basketball attracts 600 youth, ages 5 to 25. "You play hard, you work hard," says its founder Dario Merlo. "You also learn to be a 'good guy.'"
Why the world’s poorest nation is embracing Chinese investment over Western aid.
Gwen Ifill talks with Jon Sawyer about the end of an armed rebellion in eastern Congo--and what it means for the security overall of that long-troubled region.
Democratic Republic of Congo is home to the longest-running conflict in Africa. But after decades of battles and more than five million deaths, UN peacekeeping forces are bolstered by a new mandate.
“We must come here with some will, to take some risks, to take some action.” Excerpts from a Pulitzer Center interview with the UN’s military commander in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo is ground zero for one of the world's deadliest, most persistent conflicts. Portraits of some of the players in a long struggle for peace.
A day in the life of a young girl in Goma: Going to school, spending time with family, and hoping for peace.
A river journey up the Congo River by pirogue is a study in wild beauty, marginalized and isolated peoples, and a mighty resource for trade and transport that is almost wholly untapped.
In Congo, Chinese are settling in with businesses and bargains that locals love. At one copper smelting plant, Chinese and locals work together but live apart.
What does China see in Congo, the world’s poorest nation? An opportunity for big business. Learn more in a new e-book from Jacob Kushner.
New interviews detail horrific atrocities in Congo, where victims and rapists gave firsthand accounts to a British filmmaker.
Mack El Sambo is the lead singer of the band "Peaceful Generation." His only weapons are his guitar and his voice. Together with his band he writes protest songs about the violence in Eastern Congo.
ENOUGH is sponsoring a video contest to raise awareness of the connection between the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the world's demand for electronic products - especially cell phones.
Photojournalist Carlos Villalon has worked for news organizations around the world. He traveled throughout eastern Congo between April and June of 2006, documenting the impact of war, coltan mining and trade on daily life. The Pulitzer Center is pleased to present his work and commentary here, as a supplement to the Center's own project on Congo.