Bridging several centuries and two continents: Serge Kakudji and his ensemble blend Baroque opera with Congolese rhythms. Their performance of "Coup Fatal" brought the countertenor back to his home country.
He's inspired generations: Patrice Lumumba became prime minister when the Congo was still under Belgian colonial rule. But he was forced out of office shortly after the country's independence and later assassinated.
One of the world’s biggest populations of child soldiers lives in the Democratic Republic of the Congo — about 30,000 children are forced to serve armed groups as soldiers, sexual slaves and laborers, according to UNICEF. Lisa Bryant caught up with one former child soldier at a new peace forum in the French region of Normandy, not far from the D-Day beaches of World War II.
The ICC has provisionally released former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba after his accquital for war crimes. What does this mean for the Democratic Republic of Congo?
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