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L'embarcadère

This is the dock where the aid agencies keep their boats, used for taking staff to the refugee sites scattered along the Oubangui River.
Working in the refugee sites on the Oubangui River

August 1st 2010
So Bétou is basically a village, though it’s referred to here as a “small city” because it’s the capital of a province. Aside from local mud or wood dwellings, it has a big Italian-owned timber company whose processing facility is a few steps from the UNHCR compound, a small market that for some reason has a large proportion of vendors from Mauritania (which is nowhere near the Congo), o ... read more
Africa » Congo » North

Congolese or Congo Flag Upon independence in 1960, the former French region of Middle Congo became the Republic of the Congo. A quarter century of experimentation with Marxism was abandoned in 1990 and a democratically elected government installed in 1992. A brief civil war... ... read more
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