DR Congo at 50 by Stephan Vanfleteren

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The words of Maman Annie: ''I feel something else', that's what the midwife said to me. So what happened? That day my husband had gone to Lubumbashi to cover the visit of King Baudoin and Queen Fabiola. He was working as a journalist for Mobuto. Someone had tipped manioc flour into his hair - that's what we do if someone's carrying twins.  When Mobuto saw this, he came over and congratulated him. When he heard we were having a little girl and a little boy, he said 'Well, we'll have to call them Baudouin and Fabiola.' And that's what they've been called ever since!'