DR Congo at 50 by Stephan Vanfleteren

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The words of 71 year old Abel: 'I should have retired in 2001, but people don't retire any more. So I'm still working. I'm a schools inspector. The monthly salary isn't always paid. The teachers go hungry. The level of education is very low. In the old days I had a bus pass and I could read my newspaper in peace. Now I have to take the mini bus, one of these VW vans with up to 40 of us on board. I'm dressed in the only suit I own. I've been wearing it since 1987.'..