Congolese coffee farmers shortchanged in U.S. coffee trade

Starbucks and other major coffee companies buy beans from co-ops but coffee farmers in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo say they can't earn a living growing the crop.
May 29, 2018

Trade bans pummel African poultry farms in drive against avian flu

Officials say outbreaks are contained but poultry famers and traders in Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo lose money as bans remain in place.
Mar 21, 2018

Democratic Republic of Congo women seek trade skills to avoid sex work

Afisa Kanyere Kamate is focused on one worry: ensuring that her siblings have food. At 19, she is their only caretaker. She has made a difficult choice.
Apr 26, 2017

Civilian police group tries to curb sexual violence in Democratic Republic of Congo

Nearly 40 percent of women in Eastern DRC reported being exposed to sexual violence. Most of them said rape was the most common form of the violence.
Aug 16, 2016
Tin ore, along with tantalum and tungsten make up the "3T minerals" found in DR Congo, which are valuable for use in cell phones and computers. (Photo by of Image Journeys Sasha Lezhnev via Flickr)

Rep. Smith goes to Congo (and returns with trade on his mind)

Seattle Congressman Adam Smith visited Democratic Republic of Congo, and came back convinced business ties were the best way to end the decades long cycle of war.
Feb 26, 2014