You wake up and step outside and notice a massive queue of cars around the block at the fuel station next door. You’re not sure what the cause is. You hear it is about unpaid government fuel subsidies, the war in Ukraine or some other confusing issue with fuel companies.Keep reading
There is now a direct flight from Kinshasa to Cairo with Egyptair!
The flight is around 600 USD. It leaves at midnight and takes 5 hours and 50 minutes. The plane is a Boeing 737. It’s a bit old and there is no inflight entertainment. You can watch the overhead movies 😀
The food is simple. There are obviously no alcoholic drinks served. You can have a Pepsi or some juices.Keep reading
I went to check out the botanical gardens of Kinshasa (Jardin Botanique de Kinshasa) (Google Maps link) today. It is one of the only remaining green spaces in Kinshasa. Some parts were well maintained but others seemed in need of care and a thorough clean-up. I’m guessing the place, run by the ICCN or government…Keep reading
Everyone calls me Emilio but my full name is Khalid Emilio. It’s Khalid because I’m of Indian descent and also Nicaraguan on my mother’s side. My father and his father (my grandfather), Sultan, came to the Belgian Congo in the 1950s with his brothers Badhur and Sadru. They were among the first Indian Ismailis (Nizari)…Keep reading
As you may well know, the upmarket borough of Gombe is not like the rest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Locals cheekily call it the Democratic Republic of Gombe
It is only in this tiny part of a country the size of Europe that you can think it is a “normal” city or countryKeep reading
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