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Trekking through the mountains to Congo’s “De Gaulle” – Blogs


Interesting blog, interesting for the description of the journey but not much on his subject, from Emmanuel Braun on a meeting with Laurent Nkunda (Congo’s De Gualle!).

Emmanuel Braun was named as Reuters Video Journalist of the Year this month for his coverage of Africa.

The call takes me by surprise. It is our contact at the CNDP, the rebel movement in eastern Congo, telling us its leader Laurent Nkunda has agreed to meet us in his stronghold in the Masisi Mountains.

It would normally be a three-hour drive from our base in Goma to the region. But the government has banned journalists from using the main road to its enemy so we are forced to take muddy mountain paths. What follows is a 27-hour ordeal by car, motorbike and foot…”

Original blog in link to Reuters below;


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Congo. CIA map.

Congo. CIA map.

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