Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda

Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda

During June 2012 I had the good fortune to visit this much-admired area in southern Uganda. As is often the case with overland travel, if you keep your ears open you get some good tips about where to go. In short, I try to keep my ears close to my boots and my boots...

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That’s a Wrap on the Congo (A Summary)

That’s a Wrap on the Congo (A Summary)

I have been out of the Congo for almost three months. Thus, I have finally run out of photos.These are the few left that I am pleased to share with you. (And some that are worth repeating) This is a photo looking across the Congo River towards Kindu, where I spent...

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Travels of Yellow Bird #6

Travels of Yellow Bird #6

Many miles have passed since Yellow Bird landed in Paris more than a year ago. This is a final report about her project to help the hospital in Kindu, DRC.It is also a chance to share some photos of some of the friends she has met so far while traveling in Africa....

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The Boat Ride From Goma to Bukavu

The Boat Ride From Goma to Bukavu

Before making my escape from the Congo in June to do a holiday in eastern Africa, I took a boat ride from Goma to Bukavu on Lake Kivu. The view you see here is the "harbor" of Goma as the small boat plows away. As you may recall from earlier episodes from Goma, Lake...

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Kisangani Ruins

While stuck in Kisangani last July, I was struck by the beauty of the many crumbling colonial-style houses and buildings. Thus, I thought I'd capture some of that beauty before it falls into oblivion. The rise and fall of Kisangani is well described by V.S. Naipaul in...

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The Kasongo Prison

Not only are the jail sentences long in the Congo, but also the conditions in the prisons are bad. These photos take a peek into one of them. The walls were thick and high and the door solid steel, but once inside the only "security" between a visitor and the...

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A Walk Near the Kasongo Diocese

While in Kasongo I stayed at the Catholic diocese, which was a lovely spot with well-kept grounds and aging but classic buildings. One morning I walked in the area around the diocese. This is what I found. One of the classic buildings I found was the diocese...

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The Catholic School in Kasongo

When in Kasongo in May 2012, I had the opportunity to visit the well-financed Catholic school. The conditions there are much better than the average school in the Congo. It was great to find a place of hope in the eastern Congo. The tour of the school was with one of...

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The Civilian Criminal Court Goes to Kasongo

At the same time I was in Kasongo with the Military Court, the civilian court was also there to run criminal trials. This photo shows a man charged with sexual assault standing before the court. Following the European model of court, the court here has three judges....

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About This Place…

"This website is dedicated to the many people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo who have suffered and died."

The writer was a journalist, prosecutor, and Canadian soldier who is now trying to help the people who live in the DR Congo.

The photographs and the commentary here are solely those of the writer and his pet dog named "Bark." The United Nations and MONUSCO have nothing to do with this website.

Similarly, the township of Puskokum in eastern Tennessee is equally not interested.