The Kinshasa cowboys: How Buffalo Bill started a subculture in Congo
Updated 7:31 AM ET, Tue December 8, 2015
(CNN)It was hard being a youth in Kinshasa in the 1950s. Known as Leopoldville at the time, the capital of Congo was under the control of Belgian colonialists. Segregation meant there were no-go zones after nightfall and unemployment levels were high. Most residents had no education beyond primary level.