The Ghost of King Leopold October 22nd 2006 Soon a boat came to our rescue, we boarded it and a few minutes later we arrived at Kinshasa’s harbour.
First class, third world, hustle and bustle, just like we’d expected.
Moneychangers carrying plastic bags full of currency and all sorts of police, guards and custom officials hurried around.
Someone in a uniform took our passports and disappeared, and it was only with the hel ... read more
Africa » Congo Democratic Republic 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