A Congolese surgeon starts over in the U.S.

Nov 27, 2015
Didier Vakombua talks about his experience.

Former child soldiers find rehabilitation a hard road

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Dec 29, 2014
Programs to rehabilitate child soldiers in Congo have mixed records.

Congo tries to stage a coffee comeback

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Dec 17, 2014
Farmers in Eastern Congo try to relaunch an industry destroyed by civil war.

Investing in coffee and the Congo

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Dec 12, 2014
The CEO of a U.K.-based coffee supplier gives the Congo another go.

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

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Dec 11, 2014
Most of the miners in Congo are self-employed, equipped with a spade and a dream.

Miner vs. miner: A different kind of mineral conflict

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Dec 11, 2014
In Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the advent of industrial mining has pros and cons.

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

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Dec 10, 2014
So why not adopt the dollar as the currency? There's a small, but simple, hitch.

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The path of recovery from a violent past

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Dec 9, 2014
Many women were victims of sexual violence during the Congo wars.

Can the Democratic Republic of Congo rebound?

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

Ben Affleck on sustainable aid in the Eastern Congo

Dec 8, 2014
"We wanted to do something sustainable that would raise incomes and that would be there long after we were gone," Affleck says.