The Road to Recovery

GRAINS OF HOPE: Following an airdrop by the World Food Program in war-torn west Darfur, Sudanese women sift the dust to salvage wheat that has spilled from burst food bags

It's a smooth ride from the Rwandan capital of Kigali to the border shared with the Democratic Republic of Congo. Heading west on an immaculate stretch of tarmac, the road winds through hills covered by quilts of carefully tended fields. Where it has ruptured, workers are busy digging in preparation for patching. The only delay comes from uniformed police officers who check driving licenses and safety regulations. Once across the border into Congo, though, it's an altogether bumpier ride. Deep potholes ravage the tires. There are still police at the roadside, but these officers demand bribes for safe passage. To where?...

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