Once a site of fishing villages, Kinshasa is now an urban area with a 2014 population of over 11 million. It faces the capital of the neighbouring Republic of Congo, Brazzaville, which can be seen in the distance across the wide Congo River. The city of Kinshasa is also one of the DRC's 11 provinces. Because the administrative boundaries of the city-province cover a vast area, over 90% of the city-province's land is rural in nature, and the urban area only occupies a small section in the far western end of the city-province.
Kinshasa is the third largest urban area in Africa after Cairo and Lagos. It is also the second largest "francophone" urban area in the world after Paris, French being the language of government, schools, newspapers, public services and high-end commerce in the city, while Lingala is used as a lingua franca in the street. If current demographic trends continue, Kinshasa should surpass Paris in population around 2020. Kinshasa hosted the 14th Francophonie Summit in October 2012.
It is situated in the east of the city, south of Gombe and the Boulevard du 30 Juin. In existence since the founding of Léopoldville, the place became with Barumbu and Lingwala part of the city developed indigenous beginning of the twentieth century. The place was once the 1940s linked to the historic heart of Léopoldville, now located at Kintambo, from the boulevard du 30‑Juin. He gave his name to the entire city in 1966.
The district is now home to several institutions of the city of Kinshasa, such as the Grand Market of Kinshasa, the Somba Zikita Market, and the zoological garden.
In the year since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic, doctors, nurses and medical staff have been at the forefront of the battle against COVID-19 ...Below are their stories ... She has been in the profession for 14 years and is currently posted at a busy hospital in the Congolese capital, Kinshasa ... .
Congolese teenager Bienvenu dreams of owning a clothing business but spends his days illegally driving a motorbike taxi in busy Kinshasa to support his family during the Covid-19 pandemic ... With no reliable public transport, an informal network of moto-taxis - known as "Wewa" - is the main way many people in Kinshasa move around.
The main creditors of CongoKinshasa (DRC) have agreed to cancel Congolese foreign debts totalling US$ 7.35 billion ... While the IMF agreed Kinshasa authorities had implemented enough reforms to qualify for debt relief, Paris Club creditors however still were sceptical and "expressed their concern over the business environment" in Congo.
The meetings were held with high ranked officials from government and army in the capital Kinshasa... The associated company to GPCLtd., ‘GoldenTimes’ from Germany which operates in the Gold-business, negotiated in Kinshasa the possibilities of mining gold as well.
Powerful business lobby replaces ally of ex-Congo president Kabila ... KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's main private business lobby replaced a close ally of former president Joseph Kabila as its chairman on Wednesday, further weakening Kabila in his power struggle with PresidentFelix Tshisekedi.
Since the event, Mvuemba was named one of Fast Company's most creative people in business, and Zendaya and Tracee Ellis Ross have worn Hanifa's Kinshasa backless mini dress in the colors of the Congo flag in fashion magazine spreads ... The business is growing, but I felt like there was a disconnect with the message.
Since the event, Mvuemba was named one of Fast Company’s most creative people in business, and Zendaya and Tracee Ellis Ross have worn Hanifa’s Kinshasa backless mini dress in the colors of the Congo flag in fashion magazine spreads ... The business is growing, but I felt like there was a disconnect with the message.
Two launched a Kinshasa law firm together ... Their businesses are not repurposed Western constructions, but organic responses to local needs ... Nevertheless, I have come to see that elite managers are trained to assume that we help people in Kinshasa while we do business with people in London, Berlin, New York and Shanghai.
After four people died in the country’s 11th outbreak, which is close to a busy transport route, the WHO is to send a team to support local leaders. AFP, KINSHASA ... “Given the proximity of this new outbreak to busy transport routes and vulnerable neighboring countries we must act quickly.”.
Most cases have been in the capital, Kinshasa, while a handful have been reported in cities in eastern Congo... Kinshasa’s provincial governor, Gentiny Ngobila, announced on April 2 that Kinshasa’s business district, Gombe, will be on total lockdown for 14 days, starting on April 6.