Where angels fear to tread March 8th 2010 A couple of unfortunate mishaps bring down the traveller's red mist and I decide to cross into the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa's third largest country and frankly, a hell-hole. In Gisenyi I knock back about half a dozen Imodium pills to combat a severe case of 'bricking it' and stroll along the edge of Lake Kivu to the border crossing in the early morning.
My initial aim had been to c ... read more
Africa » Congo Democratic Republic » East » Goma 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