We can regularly hear about Congo, but in general, it’s rather sad stories than for something else. So, to change, we’ll talk about something I never heard about before today: SAPE! SAPE: “La Société des Ambianceurs et Personnes Elégantes”, or the society of atmosphere setters and elegant people.
You can see people of SAPE everywhere in Congo and it’s easy to recognize them because they have one important rule – a man has to be elegant! Though, it’s not all about elegance, a true member of the SAPE is a gentleman and a pacifist. So, among people dressed simply, you can see guys wearing $1000 suits! They consider themselves to be artists and are respected and admired by the whole community. I think it’s weird, but again, to each his own…