After landing in Rwanda and spending the night in Kigali (capital), James and the 2 gals that he traveled with headed to Goma Congo by road.
Once across the border into Congo, 2 of the 4 boxes that accompanied James were detained at Customs for 2.5 days. James was able to unpack in the lab what he had on hand. The lab was small but very workable.
Once the boxes were released, training began. Since training time was limited to 1.5 days, the days were long and intense for the lab staff. James was very impressed with their comprehension, and understanding of the French while being taught.