24 July 2011 | Transport
I spent several weeks kicking around the two Congos with stops in Lubumbashi, Kinshasa, Kisangani and Goma in Congo DRC and a sidetrip to Brazzaville in Congo Republic. And then I went on to Rwanda to finish my trip. Along the way I also got a great view of Kilimanjar...
19 July 2011 | Places
My recent central African trip kicked off at Lubumbashi in Congo DRC, continued on to the capital Kinshasa, jumped across the mighty Congo River to Brazzaville in the Congo Republic, then headed upriver to Kisangani, the town on the ‘bend in the river’. Finally I cont...
13 July 2011 | Living
▲ Sometimes you look out the window and the view is magic. Like the morning a couple of weeks ago when I flew with Kenya Airways from Nairobi to Lubumbashi in Congo DRC. Soon after departing Nairobi there, off to the west was Kilimanjaro just poking up above the clo...
Goma – Congo’s tourism central
10 July 2011 | Places
▲ The lava lake in the Nyiragongo Volcano.
I’ve been kicking around Congo DRC with a sidetrip to the other Congo, Congo Republic (aka Congo Brazzaville). I’ve covered Lubumbashi, Kinshasa, Brazzaville and Kisangani and my final stop was Goma, right on the border ...
King Leopold’s Ghost
7 July 2011 | Media
‘A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa’ is the subtitle of this page-turner of a history. The Greed is down to King Leopold, the Belgian horror story, who grabbed a large tranche of central Africa and ran it ruthlessly as his personal colony. The Ter...