Originally Posted by Louise
Blimey! Glad that Ian is home safe, albeit with some horrible nightmare images to try and get out of his head. I've just been reading about the Congo and I'm at a loss to know how nations such as these can get themselves out of this pit of greed, corruption and violence. Thank goodness I was lucky enough to be born elsewhere.
What a coincidence this story is as I mentioned the state the Congo was in a few days ago in the fuel thread!!!
A brilliant story but NOTHING suprising at all - that's what Africa is like. Apart from a brief period of relative peace when the colonial powers were in charge Africa has always been and always will be a very violent place.
It's such a shame as some Africans are such lovely people and they have some stunning countryside. One exception to the rule is The Gambia - I have several friends there and it's a very peacefull country. Guinea is quite the opposite - it's a shame as they have a chain of islands that could be the next Caribbean.
Have a look at them on Google Earth - awesome but now a haven for drug runners.