Short visit to country with a tragic past and present. Located in the center of Africa this landlocked nation is resource rich and has one of the best butterfly sanctuaries in the world.

However.. it is in the midst of a bloody civil war largely on religious lines. The capital is secure by virute of 1000s of UN peacekeepers and French troops. When you work out the cost of that you realize its about 10x what would be needed to give every kid 12 years of schooling and help the place out generally. 

Not many photos as I was arrested after taking my 2nd photo of the trip so had to keep a low profile afterwards.