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The long arms of a U.S. law reach Congo

Dec 11, 2014
Most of the miners in Congo are self-employed, equipped with a spade and a dream.
Posted In: Congo, gold, conflict minerals, Dodd-Frank law

Coding in classrooms

Dec 11, 2014
It's Computer Science Education Week, and kids are trying their hand at coding.
Posted In: coding, classrooms, education technology

Drug cartels find new ways to make money

Dec 11, 2014
Mexican and Colombian drug cartels are diversifying their sources of income.
Posted In: univision, Peru, mining
Miners take a break from digging pits at a mine in south Kivu

Miner vs. miner: A different kind of mineral conflict

Dec 11, 2014
In Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the advent of industrial mining has pros and cons.
Posted In: Congo, eastern congo, conflict minerals
A man exchanges a $50 bill for Congolese francs with a money changer on a street in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Why the Congo is so dependent on the U.S. dollar

Dec 10, 2014
So why not adopt the dollar as the currency? There's a small, but simple, hitch.
Posted In: Congo, eastern congo, dollars
A woman rests along the road traveled by some of the hundred of thousands of Rwandan refugees in 1996 who were returning to their homeland from Zairean camps.

The fog of war slowly lifts in the Congo

Dec 9, 2014
People lost everything when war swept across the Congo. But they're rebuilding.
Posted In: eastern congo, rwanda, refugees

The path of recovery from a violent past

Dec 9, 2014
Many women were victims of sexual violence during the Congo wars.
Posted In: Congo, eastern congo, rwanda
Wood is loaded onto a truck in October at a wood market east of Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the border with Uganda.

Can the Democratic Republic of Congo rebound?

Dec 8, 2014
Over the past few decades, the Democratic Republic of Congo has been hit hard by war, currency instability and corruption.
Posted In: Congo, Africa, development

York & Fig: How Highland Park has changed, in 6 charts and maps

Dec 5, 2014
A look at Highland Park, California's demographic shift.
Posted In: gentrification, highland park
Matt and Anya Schodorf own Café de Leche, which opened in 2008  in Highland Park, California.

York & Fig: The business of gentrification

Dec 4, 2014
In many gentrifying neighborhoods, the story of how the change got started often involves a cute little café/
Posted In: gentrification, highland park