DR Congo at 50 by Stephan Vanfleteren

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The words of 15 year old Christiane: 'I come here to the mill every day. Then I sell manoic flour in the market, even in the rainy season. It takes about half an hour at the mill. But sometimes I have to wait the whole night because there isn't any power. So I take a nap inside with the other women under a plastic shelter. They come from Kasai, I've already seen them eat dog. In Kasai it's not only men who eat dog. But there's no money here and dog meat isn't expensive. My dream is to become a nurse, or if not, go to Europe. I'd like to marry a white man and become white myself. I couldn't be completely white, that's not possible, but dairy cream is good for whitening the skin.'