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When I was young, circa 1987, in a small colonial town of Bas-Congo, I met both baby tigers offered by François Mitterand, then President of France, to Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu wa Za Banga, then President of Zaïre.

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Swiss icon. Anecdotally, when I was a kid, I once played Walther Tell in Schiller’s WIlliam Tell, adapted as an end of year show in the little French school of M’banza N’gungu. Photo by @descampsdavid

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I found the coolest banknote when I was in Ghent. That was the kind of money I got when I was a kid in Bas-Congo.

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La Légion saute sur Kolwézi. [cinema] [zaïre] [war]

One of the last great French movie, and one of the great war movie of all times. Most of the Légionnaires depicted were playing their own part, but there is also two French giant actors with Bruno Cremer and Jacques Perrin, it was one of the best military operation of all times, especially if you consider the money it cost, and if you have a sincere love for Africa, you’ll be glad to have spent 90 minutes watching it, even if it’s in French.