Congolese plantation sprouts art centre to help the poor

1 year ago | News across the World by AFP
There is no tap water, electricity or shops in Lusanga, a Congolese town once known as Leverville, where the Dutch-British conglomerate Unilever long ran a profitable palm oil plantation. But the 15,000 onetime workers living on the land, recently found new hope in a stark contemporary art centre called the "White Cube" which stands somewhat strangely on the African skyline.