NPR's Jonathan Blakley recalls scenes of a recent Congo River reporting trip, including the commotion when the barge's passengers mistakenly thought a fellow passenger fell into the water and a military trial where the convicted got death sentences.
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NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton ended her chronicle of a memorable journey down the Congo River by describing the rising tension of people traveling with her aboard a barge and the release that occurred once their destination of Kinshasha was near.
On the Congo River, people use wooden dugout canoes to reach barges.
The barge's passenger roster includes dozens of animals, 'living cheek-by-jowl with humans,' NPR's Ofeibea Quist Arcton reports.
On the Congo River, barges act as supermarkets for villagers, eager to buy food and other products.
NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton boards the M.B SETB, on its way to Kinshasa.
NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton is disappointed by the size of the Stanley — Boyoma — Falls in Kisangani.
As she prepared for her journey down the Congo River, NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton looked at old maps of the region.
NPR's Jonathan Blakely traveled with NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton on the Congo River this summer, for a series that begins today, on 'Morning Edition.'