Category Archives: Kisangani

Tin, Tar and Dugout Safety in Congo

We have just launched the dugouts from Kisangani. The 2011 trip took two weeks to stock: sacks of beans, sugar, salt and dry fish; pails, plastic cups and 28 barrels of fuel. The crews have to remember everything from sewing needles to spare bicycle spokes. Most of the team cruised kisangani’s market and shops, but […]

Approaching Congo’s Mineral Rich Giant

What will it take to convince a Province that is larger than California – almost as large as Texas – and that has oil under its largest lake, gold in its eastern hills, diamonds in its northern rivers, iron under its forests and ivory still roaming around on four legs – that it is a […]