Mourners in Kirumba used to carry deceased loved ones to distant burial sites on wooden stretchers or strapped to motorcycles. The arrival of a public hearse helped ease the strain of death in a region that sees too much of it.
Last year, local residents stole a load of bank notes marked for destruction. As the old, tattered currency reenters circulation, shoppers are discovering their money is worthless.
Coffee used to rank among the country’s top exports. What went wrong and can the industry be saved?
Photo by Merveille Kavira Luneghe, GPJ DRC
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