Mining is becoming a growing industry in DRC where many farmers are switching jobs to join the destructive industry.
Coltan mining continues to grow in the DRC. Coltan is commonly used in mobile phones, and the DRC counts for one of the world's largest coltan reserves.
Women and children have been raped systematically by the armed forces in the conflict. Also, about 1200 people die daily because of non-direct fighting, according to some NGOs.
Many complications are undermining the Democratic Republic of Congo elections including warring militia groups and mineral riches.
Pays de 62 millions d'habitants, la république démocratique du Congo s'étend sur un territoire grand comme le Québec et l'Ontario mis ensemble. Elle recèle énormément de richesses naturelles, exploitées par des compagnies privées sans que le pays n'en voie vraiment les bénéfices.
Voice of America English to Africa reporter Douglas Mpuga interviews journalist Mvemba Dizolele about the Democratic Republic of Congo's first free elections in 45 years.
Pulitzer Center grantees Jeffrey Barbee and Stephanie Hanes document poaching around Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
Pulitzer Center grantee Jeffrey Barbee documents wildlife poaching around Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
We smell the buffalo before we see him. When we find his massive body, it's clear he has been dead for some time. Nobody has used his meat.
On the steep, misty slopes of the Sabinyo volcano, far above the green rectangles of sorghum fields that press against the Parc National des Volcans, a family of mountain gorillas is frolicking.
As the huge silverback yawns, a small group of camera-toting tourists - each of whom has paid Rwanda's park system $375 to see this scene - click away. "It's amazing!" one woman exclaims.
This video segment was origially featured on Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria in May, 2006.