Faces of the Congo
The portrait of the Congo is a colorful one. In the heart of the continent, the province of Équateur is where centuries ago the Sudanese met the Bantu. The story goes that the Crocodile crossed the northerners on his lap to the other side of the Ubangi River. Home to some of the Congo’s darkest figures–such as Mobutu Sese Seko and Jean-Pierre Bemba, it is also the cradle of a vibrant culture that reflects the beauty of its people. These are some of their faces.