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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
A young militia fighter appears from the bush in 2006 in the Ituri region of the Congo.

Former child soldiers find rehabilitation a hard road

Dec 9, 2014
Programs to rehabilitate child soldiers in Congo have mixed records.
Posted In: eastern congo, rwanda, Congo

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
Paul Downer in his home on Meridian Street.

York & Fig: The House on Meridian Street

Dec 3, 2014
When a neighborhood gentrifies, there can be a kind of culture clash between the old residents and the new. We examine this dynamic by speaking to past and present residents of a house on Meridian Street.
Posted In: gentrification, highland park

93-year-old doc is not afraid of Ebola

Dec 1, 2014
Lowell Gess and his wife spent 20 years in Sierra Leone. Now, he's headed back.
Posted In: Ebola, Ebola training

Market forces catch up to OPEC

Nov 26, 2014
Changes in global supply and demand have weakened OPEC's influence in the market.
Posted In: crude oil, OPEC, oil price