Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Nothing is so rank as when a city that is generally considered as one of the
world’s worst, is also a Capital of a country.
Port Moresby, capital of
Papua New Guiana by all accounts is one of the hardest places to live,
certainly with the possible exception of Baghdad it is the most dangerous
capital city on the planet.
There is basically no rule of law as roving
gangs run the city. Rape, murder, and armed robbery are everyday
Car junking by thugs wielding machetes are common, and visitors
are advised not to venture out on the streets after dark, and its probably a
good idea to stay indoors even during the day.
The homes of the few well off
in Port Moresby are virtual fortresses. The gangs known as “Raskols” say the
are forced to do what they do by the poverty and oppression by the police,
said one gang member, “"We don't always mean to kill people, we just tryto
scare them and, if they get killed in the process, they're just getting what
they deserve." Nice guys.