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In pictures: Pygmies' struggle

Pygmies deep in the forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo still live in traditional mud houses but their life is changing.

They say they are often the victims of discrimination by the local Bantu people, as their hunter-gatherer existence is swapped for employment as cheap labour.

This village of Bakoyo, in the northern Equateur province (some 800km up the Congo River from the capital Kinshasa) has about 100 inhabitants, belonging to seven families.

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