Kinshasa

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white community

forces. For example, the white community in Luluabourg (Kananga) was besieged in improvised fortifications for three days until rescued by a Belgian Army paratroop drop. Africa *Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of the Congo, lies directly across the Congo River from Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo *Livingstone, Zambia, and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe '''Leroy Halirou Bohari Lita''' (born 28 December 1984 Kinshasa


writing songs

for the rest of his life. Under Bowane's tutorage Franco became a lead guitarist skilled at the Congolese guitar display style called sebene, and also began writing songs for Loningisa artists and singing some himself. By now he had embraced the Cuban rumba and other styles of African music mixed with Latin influences. François Luambo Luanzo Makiadi was born in the rural village of Sona Bata in the western Bas Zaire region of what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo

a lead guitarist skilled at the Congolese guitar display style called sebene, and also began writing songs for Loningisa artists and singing some himself. By now he had embraced the Cuban rumba and other styles of African music mixed with Latin influences. '''Mbuji-Mayi''' (formerly '''Bakwanga''') serves as the capital (Capital (political)) of Kasai-Oriental Province in the south-central Democratic Republic of Congo. It is the third largest city in the country, following


leading modern

population of any city proper in Africa with a population of 10,076,099, and ranks as its third largest metropolitan area. It is also the largest French-speaking city proper in the world (by any other measure, it still ranks second behind the Paris urban area). After decades of armed conflicts imposed by neighbouring countries, the infrastructures of the once leading modern African city are now being remarkably restored. Chinese companies are involved in numerous projects of reconstruction throughout


de+design

street child in Kinshasa publisher BBC News date 16 August 2001 accessdate 14 March 2011 Education thumb right The University of Kinshasa (Image:Université de Kinshasa (Unikin1).JPG) Kinshasa is home to several higher-level education institutes, covering a wide range of specialities, from civil engineering to nursing and journalism. The city is also home to three large universities and an arts school: * Académie de Design (AD) * Institut Supérieur d'Architecture et


century created

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a large concession (Concession (contract)) with the rights to tax the inhabitants, taken in the form of rubber. The collection system revolved around a series of trading posts along the two main rivers in the concession – the Lopori (Lopori River) and the Maringa (Maringa River). Each post was commanded by a European agent and manned with armed sentries to enforce taxation and punish any rebels.


major home

sovereign countries are Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo, which are about apart, one upstream from the other on different banks of the Congo River (the distance between the middle points is about 10 km). Democratic Republic of Congo The capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kinshasa, has long been a major home for pan-African styles of popular music like African Rumba rumba


team appearances

football 2005–06 seasons he become a regular in Martin Ling's plans, making the central defence position his own at Orient. He scored three goals in almost 100 first team appearances for Orient. In January 2006, Zakuani was part of the Leyton Orient side that overcame Fulham, 2–1, in the FA Cup third round. Zakuani and his team mates were eventually knocked out of the Cup by another Premier League outfit, Charlton Athletic (Charlton Athletic F.C.). DATE OF BIRTH 31 May


education complex

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political ties

favoured consolidation and economic development (e.g. by building the Inga-dam that had been planned in the 1950s). In order to distance himself from the previous colonial regime, he launched a campaign of Congolese "authenticity". As a result the colonial place names were abandoned in 1966: Léopoldville became ''Kinshasa'', Elisabethville ''Lubumbashi'', Stanleyville ''Kisangani''. During this period, the Congo maintained close economic and political ties with Belgium

Kinshasa

'''Kinshasa''' ( ) 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 2013 population of over 9 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 (Provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo). 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 (Lingala language) is used as a lingua franca in the street.

Residents of Kinshasa are known as ''Kinois'' (in French and sometimes in English) or Kinshasans (English).

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