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Mai Mai chief ready for war
CONGO. A general view shows the village of Lukweti, north Kivu, where figthers the Mai Mai, the collective term for several disparate paramilitary groups claiming to defend particular ethnic communities, group "the Alliance of Patriots for a Free and Sovereign Congo (APCLS)" have their headquarters on August 22, 2012.
If you wish to meet the #easternlowlandgorilla, you will likely sleep here, on one of the colourful peninsulas of #Bukavu. This intellectual capital of #Congo's #LakeKivu may well be the prettiest city of Eastern and Central Africa. But its contrasts are stark: modern speedboats and dugout #canoes, elaborate soaring rooflines and terrible dusty roads, mineral wealth and ironic poverty. The #DRC is a remarkable place! #RDC #eastafrica #centralafrica #gorilla #lowlandgorilla #grauersgorilla #kahu
Portraits from the Congo
Portraits from the Congo Ano Mboligikpelani, 12, holds her sister, Honrine Ngbadulezele, 2, in the village of Bangadi in northeastern Congo, February 19, 2009. Thousands of Congolese have fled their villages since December as Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army rebels roaming the bush carry out massacres that have killed some 900 civilians in northeastern Congo during the past two months. (REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly)