National Geographic : 1991 Nov
LIFELINE FOR ANATION ZAIRE RIVER Article and photographs by ROBERT CAPUTO It's unreliable and often dangerous. Still, the Colonel Ebeya always draws a crowd. In the heart of Africa on a river once called the Congo, thousands pack the "pusher" and six barges (overleaf), where a fully stocked mobile market includes a live crocodile. To this town-in-tow comes a cross section of the river and nation named Zaire.