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August 18, 2015
Bad roads, low rivers stifle life in northwest DR Congo
Zongo, Dr Congo (AFP) Aug 17, 2015
Imagine living in a place bigger than Germany and Belgium combined but with few or flooded roads, broken bridges and unnavigable rivers as your only link to supply lines. Welcome to the Democratic Republic of Congo's lush Equateur province, which once made multinationals rich and exported food to other parts of the country before decades of neglect changed all. "When the bridge is repaired, I'll drive on. Now, I sleep in the lorry," said sheet metal worker Jean-Pierre whose supply trip between t ... read more

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