Is it easy to make friends with locals here? Are there any prejudices or any ethnic groups who might feel uncomfortable here?
Congolese are very friendly. It takes time to grow friendships, but I have found them to be open to it. - Aug 2019
Not really. I found Congolese to generally be very transactional about relationships; I never experienced friendship for the sake of friendship, there was always an angle being worked. The socioeconomic disparity also makes things difficult; there isn't much of a middle class in Congo. Most people are extremely poor, and the very, very top is obscenely rich (and most likely got there via....). People certainly treat westerners differently, both likely due to the aforementioned transactional attitudes and also as a legacy of colonialism. - Apr 2019