Biologist Corneille Ewango risked his life to protect research data and a nature area from the Congolese rebels.
Almost too late
Ewango was almost too late for the defence of his own doctoral thesis in Wageningen as he had great difficulty in getting a visa. 'I had all the documents but the EU has new, stricter rules and Congo is on the red list. All EU countries had to approve my visa and I had to wait twenty days at Kampala for that.'