I never thought I would be so calm at gunpoint.
There I was, standing amid the lush green forests in the eastern Congo countryside, as two men in military camouflage pointed an assault rifle at me, taking away my cameras and computer. I imagined they wouldn’t kill us right after they tossed my passport and wallet — they took the money I had in it — at my feet. They let me keep my bag of clothes because it may have been too heavy for them to carry.
A part of me wanted to beg the robbers to let me keep all the memory cards and hard drives, but I immediately realized that keeping my mouth shut would probably be the best way to stay alive.
“After being robbed at gunpoint in Congo, I witnessed a homecoming in Rwanda” —The Washington Post
Shared on Apr 02, 2014