The Democratic Republic of Congo is descending into chaos as rebels take over cities and the nation's army does nothing to stop them. Kojo explores the conflict in this poor nation with vast reserves of gold, diamonds and other minerals.
In 1835, a drunken slave entered his mistress' bedroom with an axe, setting in motion events that would lead to Washington's first race riot. We learn about the fascinating, and nearly forgotten, characters involved in the incident and its aftermath.
An Israeli airstrike kills the top Hamas military commander. Congress holds hearings on the Benghazi, Libya, consulate attack. And China’s ruling Communist Party names its top leader. A panel of journalists joins guest host Frank Sesno to discuss the week’s top international stories, what happened and why.
In the face of public pressure, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is apparently backing away from an attempt to dramatically expand his power. Diane and her guests discuss Egypt’s fragile democracy and its new role on the world stage.
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