On the Banks of the Furious Congo River, a 5-Star Emporium of Ambition

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — The lobby of the Fleuve Congo Hotel was a swirl of double-breasted suits and tailored dresses one April morning. Shiny gold watches dangled from wrists. Stilettos clacked across marble floors. Smooth jazz played as men in designer loafers sipped espressos. Situated on the banks of the muddy, furious Congo […]

On the Banks of the Furious Congo River, a 5-Star Emporium of Ambition

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — The lobby of the Fleuve Congo Hotel was a swirl of double-breasted suits and tailored dresses one April morning. Shiny gold watches dangled from wrists. Stilettos clacked across marble floors. Smooth jazz played as men in designer loafers sipped espressos. Situated on the banks of the muddy, furious Congo […]

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