don't knock china
Say what you will about China's multi-billion dollar deal with the Congolese government to trade infrastructure development for access to minerals with little regard for human rights and environmental issues. They've still managed to turn a big segment of North Kivu's main highway from this:
And there are KILOMETER MARKERS.
And I have to tell you, after riding down one of the huge walls of the Great Rift Valley escarpment on a terrifying dirt segment of the highway that has yet to be paved, China's intentions in Africa don't seem so bad at all.
I may have to rethink a few things.