November 19, 2007
| Tagged as: Burma
November 12, 2007
| Erin Weir
| Tagged as: DR Congo, United Nations
The expression "You are driving me around the bend" originates here in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In the 18th century, explorer Lord Stanley ventured up the Congo river in search of the source of the Nile, but when he reached the point of the river now known as Stanley Falls (and the site of modern day Kisangani) he found himself literally going ‘round the bend’, as the river took a sharp turn south, confirming to a disappointed Stanley that this could not be the source that he was seeking.