This one is about how Congo's elite has underdeveloped this vast, poor, mineral-rich country:
A Congolese minister visited a Cuban minister, who invited him to his stunning mansion. The Congolese minister asked how he'd done it. The Cuban minister took the Congolese minister to the window and pointed outside to a sparkling strip of tarmac. "You see that road? Well, my ministry oversaw it. And I took 10% for myself." The Congolese minister nodded thoughtfully.
Years later, the Cuban minister paid a return visit. The Congolese minister couldn't wait to greet him and take him to his mansion, which was even more sumptuous than the one he had visited years before. "Wow, how did you do this?" asked the Cuban minister. The Congolese minister took him to the window and pointed out at the overgrown scrubland that filled the view: "I commissioned a road, too – 100%!" Katrina Manson