DR Congo at 50 by Stephan Vanfleteren

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Damari Wasinga, housewife: 'Things were good in the past. There was enough money to look after my family. The children went to school, and we could buy new clothes regularly. But at the end of the eighties life became steadily more difficult. People no longer had any money and business was bad. Our firm went bankrupt and we became poor. And then the war came. The Rwandans had their guns on this side, with which they fired at the Ugandans on the other side of the Congo River. And the Ugandans shelled our area. We all had to flee. Thousands of us. Into the jungle.'.