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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: Kivu, Congo, 1963, Part Six

When Fred Hunter arrived in the Congo as a young US Information Service officer, transferring from a training post in Brussels, Belgium, he was sent first to Bukavu, then was told he must go to the northwest to open a cultural center in Coquilhatville. Before leaving the Kivu, he wanted to visit the parents of […]

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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: Kivu, Congo, 1963, Part Five

When Fred Hunter arrived in the Congo as a young US Information Service officer, he was sent first to Bukavu on the eastern froniter, then was told he must go to the northwest to open a cultural center in Coquilhatville. Before leaving the Kivu, he wanted to see some African animals. Defying instructions, he headed […]

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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: Kivu, Congo, 1963, Part Four

When Fred Hunter arrived in the Congo as a young US Information Service officer, he was sent first to Bukavu on the eastern frontier. Then he was told he must go to the northwest to open a cultural center in Coquilhatville. Before leaving, he wanted to see some African animals. Defying instructions, he headed toward […]

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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: Kivu, Congo, 1963, Part Three

Before leaving the eastern Congo to set up an American Cultural Center in Coquilhatville deep in the jungles of the northwest, Fred Hunter wanted very much to take a look at animals north of Bukavu. With the American Consul’s encouragement, he recruited Charley, the Consulate’s commo man. Charley was game, but only if Paul came […]

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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: Kivu, Congo, 1963, Part Two

Before leaving the eastern Congo to set up an American Cultural Center in Coquilhatville deep in the jungles of the northwest, Fred Hunter wanted very much to take a look at animals north of Bukavu. With the American Consul’s encouragement, he hatched a plot. Doubtful that I would ever return to the Rift Valley, Bukavu’s […]

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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: Kivu, Congo, 1963, Part One

When Fred Hunter arrived in the Congo as a young US Information Service officer, transferring from a training post in Brussels, Belgium, he expected to serve in Elisabethville in the copper-mining region of Katanga. He never got there. This is what happened instead. When I entered the Congo, the national collapse of the first days […]

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