Congo's pygmies: from the forest to the suburbs
Dennis Porter gets an archery lesson from Congolese pygmies who have left the forest for squalid camps near the city of Beni. Photo/Dennis Porter
To say the pygmies of central Africa got a raw deal is an understatement. Civil war has forced them out of their ancient forest homes and plunged them unprepared into the 21st century.
For all that, they remain relentlessly cheerful, despite hardly having a pot to pitch in, as our correspondent discovers.
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