The African country with the most neighbors — nine — the Democratic Republic of the Congo is also the world's most populous Francophone country. One of the first countries in Africa to gain independence, it was among the earliest Cold War battlegrounds on the continent. Today, it's once again battling civil strife and protests. At the heart of Africa, its health impacts the entire continent.

The New Face of Entrepreneurship?

How are today’s Black founders building generational wealth, and what are the new paths to the top? Today’s Sunday Magazine has the scoop.

The Widow Who Led a Bare-Chested Protest Against an Assassination

Pauline Opango Lumumba’s topless protest on Valentine's Day was a statement of love, mourning and defiance.

This American’s Massive Congolese Copper Play Is Backed by China

Robert Friedland’s venture in Congo relies on Chinese cash, despite fears over Beijing’s influence in resource-rich countries.

In the Name of the Father, the Son and Simon Kimbangu

Kimbangu turned European religious evangelism upside down.


The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.

Mining Nationalism Rises in Africa

The feud over an iron ore license is the latest to pit African governments against miners.

The Epic Jungle Fight That Almost Didn’t Rumble

Life’s most memorable occasions don’t always take place as originally scheduled.

Can the 'Ebola Hunter' Keep This Outbreak From Going Worldwide?

Jean-Jacques Muyembe was put in charge of containing the second most dangerous Ebola outbreak ever.

In the 1980s, One of the World's Cellphone Hot Spots Was ... Zaire

The war-torn nation now known as Congo led most of the world on mobile tech.

Ebola Funds Won't Help Congo Until the Disease Spreads

The World Bank’s bid to aid countries battling Ebola is contingent on some strict conditions.

The Evidence Suggesting Congo's Election Was Rigged

Voting machines used for the first time show official victor Felix Tshisekedi came in second.


The Food That Built America

The Food that Built America tells the unbelievable true stories behind the industry titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, the Kellogg brothers and Ray Kroc, who revolutionized food, and transformed American life and culture forever in the process.

She Is a Gold Digger: Women Strike It Big in East Africa

Women have traditionally occupied menial, low-paying jobs in this region’s gold mining industry.

Special Briefing: Can DRC Get Democracy Right?

After a surprising presidential win by opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi, the Democratic Republic of Congo faces its biggest political test in decades.

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