A roundup of this week's news from Africa's Great Lakes region: Rwanda offers shares in its only brewery, Burundi sends 850 more soldiers to Somalia, and Ben Affleck talks about Congo.
The new iGorilla application for iPhone and iPads, launched by the Virunga National Park, allows users to follow the lives of gorilla families in the remote forests of Congo. Most of the $4 charge for the app goes to protect the gorillas.
Homes damaged by floods are seen on Jan. 5 in Sao Luis do Paraitinga, Brazil. Authorities say at least 80 people died during the recent mudslides and flooding in southeastern Brazil, which were caused by heavy rains in the region.
While dodging bullets and spears of poachers and rebels, Virunga National Park ranger Innocent Mburanumwe can put a 700-pound gorilla at ease with a few strategic grunts.