This is more of an observation than a complaint-- only about 15% of the 5X8C logged QSO's so far are with North America, with EU scoring around 73%. EU is obviously much closer and has longer band openings. I wonder if they plan to operate the ARRL CW DX Contest this weekend.
That is the situation I find with most African expeditions, which are mostly conducted by Europeans. Of course, most of Europe is easy to work from most of Africa. Much like here to east Asia, especially Japan.
Looking at the statistics, North America has made a little less than 15%, Oceania (not just VK) is 0.8%. Which is typical.
In fact, given the small number of amateurs, let alone DXers in this country, we actually do pretty well! Some of our DXers, who are on 25 hours a day, 8 days a week do very well indeed, with multiple band fills. I've picked up a couple of new bands and a new mode, so am happy. When I can hear them on 80m and 160m, the European pileup makes it near impossible to be heard, so I don't expect to work them on those bands.
The Europeans, bless them all, are just QRM now when *I* am trying trying to work a DXpedition. Though I'm still happy to hear them on Top Band!
Enjoy the last few days of this expedition.