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At the heart of Africa, the Congo for many people will always be associated with Joseph Conrad’s early twentieth-century novel "Heart of Darkness," a title that has become a by-word for the country. And for Benjamin and David, two former child soldiers, and Funaha held as a sex slave by one of the many militias that continue to terrorize the country, that metaphor remains a daily reality. The film explores how this seemingly never-ending conflict impacts on the people of North Kivu.
Important coastal regions of the ice sheets on Greenland and West Antarctica, and the glaciers of the Antarctica Peninsula, are thinning and contributing to sea level rise. Also shrinking is the regional culture for the 56,000 people who live there.
"You can cut the flower, but you cannot stop the coming of spring." This episode of "What in the World" features Afghan women's rights activist, Malalai Joya.
Elected in 2003, Joya was expelled from Parliament in 2007 for refusing to retract a speech. She fights for the rights of the people, particularly disadvantaged women.