20th june 2013 - Kabo, Republic of the Congo
The Congo basin, the second biggest forest in the world after the Amazonian forest, is populated in majority with “Bantous”, who are sedentary people, and also Autochthon peoples, who are semi-sedentary, derogatively called “pygmies”.
Although there are various reasons for the Autochthon to settle (loss of their resources, integration to the dominant way of life, education of the children, etc.) they keep some features of their traditional way of life. I had the opportunity to share a few moments with some youths from the Mbendjeles community, at Kabo, in the Sangha region, in the northern part of the Republic of the Congo.
I could observe their ease with their surrounding environment.