)) is the capital and the largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is located on the Congo River.

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.

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DR Congo gets US$ 7bn debt cancellation

Afrol News 28 Feb 2021
The main creditors of Congo Kinshasa (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.
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GPC Seychelles Ltd. signs protection-contracts in Kinshasa | 01 February 2021

Nation 01 Feb 2021
The meetings were held with high ranked officials from government and army in the capital Kinshasa ... The associated company to GPC Ltd., ‘Golden Times’ from Germany which operates in the Gold-business, negotiated in Kinshasa the possibilities of mining gold as well.
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Powerful business lobby replaces ally of ex-Congo president Kabila

Yahoo Daily News 24 Dec 2020
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 President Felix Tshisekedi.
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DRC, Congo Face Risk of Ebola Spreading Across Border

Voa News 12 Sep 2020
The World Health Organization is raising the prospect that the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Equateur province could spread across borders ... Chaib said the risk of the disease spreading from Mbandaka to DRC’s capital, Kinshasa, along the busy river route was of concern ... Travelers screened ... Another problem is funding ... .
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This fashion designer says we'll all be watching 3D runway shows in the future

Finger Lakes Times 10 Sep 2020
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.
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This fashion game-changer says we’ll all be watching 3-D runway shows in the future

The Los Angeles Times 04 Sep 2020
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.
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Capitalism that's more inclusive is more effective

The Buffalo News 18 Jun 2020
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.
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DR Congo reports new Ebola outbreak

Taipei Times 02 Jun 2020
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.”.
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DR Congo: Respecting Rights Key Amid COVID-19

Human Rights 03 Apr 2020
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.
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Israeli aircraft flies over Sudan in sign of thaw

The National 29 Feb 2020
Flight data from the Flight Aware website showed a private business jet crossing Sudanese airspace on a flight from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, to Tel Aviv on Thursday night, landing in Israel at 4.25am local time on Friday morning ... Read More. Yemeni businesses relieved as internet restored after weeks ... .
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Congo-Kinshasa: ANAPI - La feuille de route des r�formes Doing Business 2021 valid�e

All Africa 18 Oct 2019
La feuille de route des r�formes Doing Business 2021 a �t� valid�e, jeudi 17 octobre 2019, � Kinshasa au cours d'une r�union du comit� de pilotage pour l'am�lioration du Climat des affaires ....

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