"Welcome to Africa" is the first cutscene of Resident Evil 5. It is played at the start of "Chapter 1-1". In the Japanese version, it is instead known as ""Chris, to Africa" (クリス、 アフリカへ Kurisu, Afurika e ). All cutscenes for the game were storyboarded by yU+co. artist, Jerry Bingham.
The scene begins with two BSAA gambits driving through the side-streets of the African city of Kijuju, as a hooded woman infects a local man with a virus that turns his body into tentacles. BSAA agent Chris Redfield drives into the city through the savannah and meets up with his new partner, Sheva Alomar. The city has become a destination for bioweapons dealers since the region's civil war, and the tense atmosphere is enough that foreigners would be treated with suspicion even if UN workers.
BSAA agent: "Move! Move!"
Dan DeChant: "Captain DeChant here. We've secured the underground route
to the coordinates."
Chris Redfield (VA): "I should have seen it coming. It didn't take long
after the fall of the Umbrella Corporation for their bio-weapons to end up in the hands of terrorists. A new era of bio-terrorism descended upon vulnerable countries, shifting the balance of power throughout the region. People in the destabilized areas soon feared another incident like Raccoon City was inevitable. As panic spread, governments of the world turned to the Global Pharmaceutical Consortium, which formed the anti-terrorism unit BSAA. Operatives of the BSAA were sent to infiltrate and neutralize bioweapon hotspots, restoring safety and stability to various regions around the globe."
Sheva Alomar: "Welcome to Africa. My name is Sheva Alomar."
Chris: Chris Redfield.
Sheva: Your reputation proceeds you, Mr. Redfield. It's an honor.
Chris: "Just Chris, thanks. So will you be accompanying me to the destination?"
Sheva: "Yes. Tensions are running high ever since the change in government."
Chris: "I'll bet. Intel says it's a haven for terrorists now."
Sheva: "And they're not going to be happy to see an American, BSAA or not.
That's why I'm your partner; help put them at ease."
Chris: "I'm sure you'll do just fine."
Sheva: "You okay?"
Chris: "Yeah, sorry...It's nothing. Let's go."
Chris (VA): "Casualties continue to mount over the long years I've
struggled. More and more I find myself wondering if it's all worth fighting
for. Maybe one day I'll find out."
Guard: "Hey! Hey!"
(Guard then speaks in Swahili)
Sheva: "You don't have to get touchy!"
Sheva (to Chris): "Let's go."
Chris (VA): "There is one thing I do know. I have a job to do, and I'm
going to see it through."
BSAA agent: "行く!"
Dan DeChant: "こちらデチャント"
Chris Redfield (VA): "アンブレラの崩壊後……"
Sheva Alomar: "ようこそアフリカへ"
Sheva: "よろしくね ミスター・レッドフィールド"
Sheva: "でも 外国人のあなたにとっては最悪よ"
Chris: "そうか 頼むぞ
Chris: "いや 何でもない行こうか"
Chris (VA): "多くの任務をこなす中失った仲間も少なくない"
Sheva (to Chris): "行きましょ"
Chris (VA): "だが これだけはわかる"
- ?, ed (2010). BIOHAZARD 5 kaitaisinsho Revised Edition. Enterbrain.