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Goodbye, Bangui!  
   

Goodbye, Bangui!

For some reason these hippopotamus statues are everywhere.
CAR today, Congo Tomorrow.

October 5th 2006
I don't think anyone travels to the Congo without being well informed about it, but I don't think anyone who goes to the Congo fails to compare it to the Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, since it was the setting for this book. Yeah, it's fairly heart of darknessish, but so is all of Central Africa. This is where the guidebook ends, so I gave my guidebook away to a kid at the local restauran ... read more
Africa » Central African Republic

Central African Flag The former French colony of Ubangi-Shari became the Central African Republic upon independence in 1960. After three tumultuous decades of misrule - mostly by military governments - civilian rule was established in 1993 and lasted for one decade. Pres... ... read more
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