Downstream to Kinshasa
By Dieudo Hamadi
In June 2000, thousands in the city of Kisangani in the Democratic Republic of Congo were killed or injured when violence erupted between Ugandan and Rwandan armies. The surviving victims of the Six-Day War - all now living with permanent injuries or amputations - have since been fighting for two decades with authorities for both recognition and compensation. Tired of their unsuccessful pleas, they embark on a long, treacherous journey down the Congo River to voice their claims in the capital city of Kinshasa.