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Guerrillas and Gorillas

June 16th 2007
When I first arrived in to East Africa, I came jam-packed with a mental list of things I wanted to do. Tracking mountain gorillas was not on the list as it costs $300~$500 just for the permits into the national parks in Rwanda and Uganda, and that was a shocker coming fresh off the India trail where I was traveling at $10-15 a day. I justified my decision with the thought, how special could it be. ... read more
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Congolese or Congo Flag Established as a Belgian colony in 1908, the Republic of the Congo gained its independence in 1960, but its early years were marred by political and social instability. Col. Joseph MOBUTU seized power and declared himself president in a November 1965... ... read more
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