In 1967, two years after his coup d’état, the dictator Mobutu transformed the small villages where he was raised into a city with great infrastructure where three opulent palaces rose from the African bush. Fourteen years after the President’s departure, nothing remains of these developments. Destroyed by weather, overwhelmed by vegetation and devastated by robberies, the palaces of the supreme leader are little more than mere skeletons of their former selves, wholly devoid of their former splendour for the eyes of visitors.
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