Des résultats des missions d’exploration que le Bureau d’étude CRM Mapping Ltd de Lubumbashi pilote actuellement dans la cuvette centrale, le Bandundu en particulier, la région semble receler davantage des potentialités méconnues en métaux de base crm-exploration-mapping.blog4ever, en diamant crm-exploration-mapping.blog4ever, crm-exploration-mapping.blog4ever et en minéraux industriels crm-exploration-mapping.blog4ever. Plus d’info sur les liens disponibles dans ce commentaire. Pour information, le cours de la rivière Kasaï de Kwamouth à Dibaya-Lubwe est considéré désormais par les scientifiques comme un domaine lacustre (Voir la carte afarab_lakes.shp du Modèle géologique de la carte métallogénique internationale de l’Afrique (1:2 5000 000), compilée par “the South African Council for Geoscience” (2002)).
I travelled through Zaire in 1996-1997. The journey took about a month. We arrived in Kinshasa on the 23. Dec. and departed via Arusha a month later at the end of January 1997. The Mobutu-regime fell later that year and the country became DR Congo.
I did not make any permanent contacts in Zaire, but you could try and find a contact through TASOK (The American School of Kinshasa). We stayed here over Christmas and I met a few people (Americans) there who seemed to come in from all over the country.
Regarding languages French was the common language (I learned a few basic phrases on the way). English got you nowhere. I don’t know any of the local languages, but once we reached Ilebo, Swahili was beginning to be spoken as a common language.
In 1997 the road between Kikwit and Idiofa was not paved. It was basically a couple of wheel tracks most of the way, as is illustrated by the photos I have uploaded. We were not travelig during the rainy season, but progress was still very slow. Our truck weighed 27 Tons and only had back-wheel drive. The travel time between Kikwit and Idiofa was a couple of days, but could be faster using a lighter 4x4 vehicle.
I have no idea what has happened with DRC infrastructure since 1997, but I would imagine that it is pretty much the same with wars raging in the country nearly ever since.
Generally people did not seem distressed with their living conditions as much as with the anarchy and corruption, which was ruling the day at that time. We did not feel threatened travelling through Zaire, the people were very open and friendly. When this is said the Country was being invaded by rebels from the East at the time and the tension became more and more apparent as we were travelling East. People were quite suspicious of our intentions: they thought that we were generally either mercenaries sent by Mobutu, or after the countries diamonds in general. It helped us that we were travelling as a group (23 people). Threats were mostly people with guns.
Anyway, good luck with your project. It is a beautiful country with very nice people.
Thanks for the reply. I Went there thirty years ago. Landed in late afternoon, planning to walk to the town the next day but the mosquitoes were so bad caught a boat back to Lamu during the night, sleeping on coconuts! Apparently Pate town has existed for at least 800 years, was prosperous and a major rival to Lamu but the port silted up. They lost a battle with Lamu at Shela in 1830 and never recovered. Didn't know that at the time of my visit. Would love to go back.
we thanks allah for chosing us in islam.
nothing edible, i presume, just some pod, characteristic of that open greenhouse between okéké 'n' alemba
Hi Gérard. Thanks, that’s exactly right. I don't recognize the church in your picture although I actually attended mass there. Quite interesting that was. It was the first time I attended a catholic mass and I loved the drums.
We came by these formations on the road to Brazzaville. At first I thought they were grave mounts, but there are just to many of them. I have not been able to find exactly where this place was so I have just estimated the place.