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JP Mika is a Congolese artist in full bloom
JP Mika is a Congolese artist in full bloom
JP Mika is holding his first solo exhibition outside the Democratic Republic of Congo. The show, called Bisengo, is on display at Magnin-A...
Dictators expand their toolbox
Dictators expand their toolbox
The threat to free and fair elections is growing. In the modern world, more authoritarian leaders stay in power by holding elections and rigging...
DRC authorities ban Kinshasa rallies over tensions
DRC authorities ban Kinshasa rallies over tensions
Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) authorities have banned political rallies this week in the capital Kinshasa because of tensions between...
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A forensic report into the Public Investment Corporation’s investment with VBS Mutual Bank recommends criminal charges against the PIC’s former...
It’s closing time in Kinshasa
It’s closing time in Kinshasa
The long, loud nights of Kinshasa’s street life are likely to be shortened by the new governor of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s unruly...
Kinshasa is drowning in waste
Kinshasa is drowning in waste
The area in front of Kinshasa's main station is bustling with activity. And everybody has to make their way through piles of garbage. Passing vehicles whirl up plastic and...
Campaigning for critical election opens in crisis-wracked DRC
Campaigning for critical election opens in crisis-wracked DRC
After two years of setbacks, broken promises and delays, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Wednesday effectively opened the starting gates...
DRC opposition Kinshasa rally authorised for Friday — candidate
DRC opposition Kinshasa rally authorised for Friday — candidate
The Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) opposition will be allowed to hold a Kinshasa rally on Friday to protest against voting machines they fear...
DRC election: the dangers behind Bemba’s possible candidacy
DRC election: the dangers behind Bemba’s possible candidacy
The possible return of Jean-Pierre Bemba has shocked many in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 
How Kinshasa's markets are captured by powerful private interests
How Kinshasa's markets are captured by powerful private interests
Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), is home to 10 million people. With an estimated 400 markets and over 1-million traders, markets are an important supplier...
Gearing Africa's cities for the future
Gearing Africa's cities for the future
The rapid expansion of Africa’s cities over the past decades has meant an increasing demand for infrastructure, service delivery and jobs. At the...
A huge mobilisation in DRC aims to vaccinate millions against yellow fever
A huge mobilisation in DRC aims to vaccinate millions against yellow fever
The world’s largest yellow fever vaccination effort has come to the urban sprawl that is the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital, Kinshasa,...

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