Debate ensues over environmental issues and the need for economic advancement as Democratic Republic of Congo lifts a moratorium on logging the Congo rainforest.
The vote planned for Sunday would be postponed by a week because of a shortage of ballot papers. The vote to replace President Joseph Kabila, who succeeded his assassinated father in 2001, was first scheduled for November 2016 but has been repeatedly delayed.
Even though President Joseph Kabila has decided not to run in the upcoming elections, his government is still cracking down on opposition activists. Now, it has extended to artists and musicians.
The Congolese collective KOKOKO! repurposes typewriters, coffee cans, CPUs and more to create afropop-infused experimental music.
In 1974, Africa's top performers shared a stage in Zaire with James Brown, B.B. King and other global stars. But only now are the African groups being heard. Hugh Masekela and Stewart Levine organized the '74 concert and helped compile the double-CD "Zaire 74: The African Performers."
Music from the Congolese band Mbongwana Star sounds like the band was abducted from Congo by aliens and spirited off to Mars to make their music.
The first ever Tour of DRC kicked off this week. Cycling teams from nine mostly African countries are competing in the 500 mile race across parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo to promote national unity.
In many African hospitals, patients must settle their bills before they're released. If patients can't pay, they end up stuck in the hospital. Cindy Shiner of AllAfrica.com recently met one such patient at a hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Homeless and getting around in make-shift wheelchairs, disabled by polio, the band members of Staff Benda Bilili defined down-on-their-luck. But in 2009, fame knocked on their doors. Since then, they've turned their lives upside down — and gone on a world tour, which brings them to the U.S. now.
Anchor Marco Werman takes us to the soundcheck for the first date on the US tour of Congolese band Staff Benda Bilili. They're from the streets of Kinshasa, confined by polio to wheelchairs. And they rock.