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Fred and Donanne Hunter

TRAVELS IN AFRICA, Mobutu, Bukavu, Congo, 1963

The Consul was having a lunch party to honor a visiting Colonel of the Armée Nationale Congolaise. We gathered at his home overlooking a grassy sward and Lake Kivu beyond. The Vice-Consul and I were in attendance as members of the Consulate family. The guests were Kivu government officials. I have only a hazy memory […]

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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: Helen Hoffman, Shabunda, Congo, 1963

As we flew in the World War II cargo plane, painted white to mark it as belonging to the United Nations, the land below was a huge, thick carpet of green, the Congo basin. Steam seemed to rise from it. But we were cold in the fuselage, belted into bucket seats lining the sides of […]

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