It is said that the Queen has come to love the Commonwealth, partly because it supplies her with regular cheering crowds of flag-waving picaninnies; and one can imagine that Blair, twice victor abroad but enmired at home, is similarly seduced by foreign politeness. They say he is shortly off to the Congo. No doubt the AK47s will fall silent, and the pangas will stop their hacking of human flesh, and the tribal warriors will all break out in Watermelon smiles to see the big white chief touch down in his big white British taxpayer-funded bird.
Then I saw the Congo, creeping through the black, Cutting through the forest with a golden track.(Nicholas) Vachel Lindsay
Paris Hilton gets more coverage than Congo, Darfur, Palestine, and Nahr Al-Barid combined.as'ad abukhalil
The Congo Free State is unique in its kind. It has nothing to hide and no secrets and is not beholden to anyone except its founder.King Leopold II
The thing about the Star Wars expanded universe that most impresses me is how the need for endless sequels has taken what was way back in the late Disco a fairly upbeat series where the good guys eventually prevailed and turned into a crapsack setting that's grimmer than the disintegration of Yugoslavia, Congo Wars I & II and the Mongol Conquests combined.james nicoll
It'd be like a bunch of rivers, the Amazon and the Mississippi and the Congo asking how the Atlantic Ocean might affect them… and the answer is, of course, that they won't be rivers anymore, just currents in the ocean.douglas adams
Schweitzer in the Congo did not derive more moral credit than Larkin did for living in Hull.Alan Bennett
"Air! Air!" croaked Kralefsky, "Give me air!" "Interesting," said Colonel Ribbindane. "Saw a pygmy like that once in the Congo... been trapped in an elephant’s stomach. The elephant is the largest African quadruped.." "Do get him out," said Mother agitatedly. "Get some brandy." "Fan him! Blow on him!" shrilled Margo, and burst into tears. "He’s dying, he’s dying, and he never finished his trick."gerald durrell
Common chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes (West and Central Africa) Bonobo, Pan paniscus (forests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo) Sourcedjane goodall
Then I saw the Congo , creeping through the black, Cutting through the jungle with a golden track.(Nicholas) Vachel Lindsay
Over the years, the diamond industry has had a devastating impact in countries such as Sierra Leone, Angola and the Congo , where profits from the sale of diamonds have been used to fund brutal wars , with disastrous effects on local communities.