Kinshasa

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charity projects

the terrorist attacks of September 11 of that year. He has also made significant donations to Dikembe Mutombo's charity projects, which include a hospital in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In 2005, Dolan helped organize "From The Big Apple to The Big Easy" benefit concerts for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Initially, he worked as a case officer in Lusaka, Zambia during the Rhodesian Bush War. He then transferred to Somalia, where he


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of Louvain . She has made important contributions in the study of Bantu linguistics and oral literature. WikiPedia:Kinshasa Commons:Category:Kinshasa


low world

: news.bbc.co.uk 1 low world africa 158672.stm work BBC News title Curfew in Kinshasa date 26 August 1998 accessdate 30 March 2010 After defeating the invaders in Kinshasa, the Zimbabweans, in the belief that Kabila's government was already safe, suggested that there was no need to continue the war, and peace should be negotiated. This resulted in the reinforcement of rebel efforts as well as the Rwandans and Ugandans rushing better-equipped units into the battle

news url http: news.bbc.co.uk 1 low world africa 158672.stm work BBC News title Curfew in Kinshasa date 26 August 1998 accessdate 30 March 2010 After defeating the invaders in Kinshasa, the Zimbabweans, in the belief that Kabila's government was already safe, suggested that there was no need to continue the war, and peace should be negotiated. This resulted in the reinforcement of rebel efforts as well as the Rwandans and Ugandans rushing better-equipped units


impressive building

The People's Palace, seat of the Congolese parliament thumb Tower of Limete and monument to Lumumba (File:Kinshasa, tour de l'échangeur de Limete - 20090705.jpg) Major areas of the city include the Cité de l'OUA, home to the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, quartier Matonge, known regionally for its nightlife (Nightlife (activity)), L'ONATRA, the impressive building of the Ministry of Transport and the residential area of Gombe (La Gombe (Kinshasa)). Notable features of the city include the Gecamines Commercial Building (formerly SOZACOM) and Hotel Memling skyscrapers, the central market, the Kinshasa Museum and the Kinshasa Fine Arts Academy. The face of Kinshasa is changing as buildings are being built on the Boulvard du 30 Juin: Crown Tower (on Batetela) and Congofutur Tower. The Boulevard du 30 Juin (Boulevard of the 30 June) links the main areas of the central district of the city. Kinshasa is home to the country's national stadium, the Stade des Martyrs (Stadium of the Martyrs). Industries WikiPedia:Kinshasa Commons:Category:Kinshasa


century created

last3 Lemey first3 Philippe last4 Vandamme first4 Anne-Mieke last5 Vandamme first5 Anne-Mieke title High GUD Incidence in the Early 20th Century Created a Particularly Permissive Time Window for the Origin and Initial Spread of Epidemic HIV Strains journal PLoS ONE volume 5 issue 4 pages e9936 year 2010 pmid 20376191 pmc 2848574 doi 10.1371 journal.pone.0009936 url http: www.plosone.org article info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0009936 editor1-last Martin editor1-first Darren P


time series

and Language Vitality: Perspectives from Africa, pp. 103 & 109 author Cécile B. Vigouroux & Salikoko S. Mufwene accessdate 25 June 2012 If current demographic trends continue, Kinshasa should surpass Paris in population around 2020. WikiPedia:Kinshasa Commons:Category:Kinshasa


significant political

after peace talks broke down and Mobutu fled the country. He died on September 7, 1997 in Morocco. After securing victory, Kabila controlled


making quick

shops and making quick stops and will serve as your translator if you get a good one. Be careful with any equipment you have with you such as digital cameras and video equipment. Be careful also of what you take pictures of. Even if they say no photos only at the airport and of government buildings, a lot of times the police and UN people will get upset if you are taking videos at other places where technically it is supposed to be ok to do. Just be sure to have plenty of locals with you that know what they are doing and can provide security and a way out if you get stuck or in trouble. Follow their advice and pay attention when out and about. When in doubt about taking a photo of something don't until you get very clear instructions that it is ok. Don't keep cameras in open view unless you've been cleared to take a photo (which is just like taking a photo to them it seems). Also be equally prepared for hostility and positive reactions when taking photos. When traveling by car, always lock all the doors before you set off, as it is not uncommon for opportunist thieves to try to open them and snatch belongings. For the same reason, keep bags and valuables out of reach and out of sight. If you are approached by people claiming to be police, be wary. If they are not in uniform, they are probably not police but are most likely hoping to relieve you of your money and valuables. A common tactic is for a group of men in a car to show a fake police identity card and ask you to go with them to the police station. Do not get in the car; just walk away. Be prepared to run. Never lose your temper, but keep negotiating in a friendly way; in the end, they will give up. Recent road scams have included a group of fake police officers in an unmarked 4x4 vehicle that will pull over unsuspecting people driving alone in cars, then forcibly take them in to their vehicle, drive them out to the country, rob them of everything and leave them stranded. While the main targets have been UN staff in obvious white UN vehicles, all foreigners driving should be wary of this group or others operating like them. For general safety, people should never drive alone in vehicles, especially after dark. Cope BBC World Service radio broadcast in English, French and Swahili in Kinshasa on 92.6MHz. Go next If departing from Kinshasa's N'djili International Airport, a fee of USD 50 must be paid (a receipt is issued) before entering the terminal. Visitors are allowed to go with you into the terminal if they pay a USD 10 fee. There is also a lounge on the second level where you can take a drink or eat while awaiting your flight. Announcements are not always made in a timely manner about flight departures or arrivals. In previous years visitors to the upstairs lounge could stand overlooking the tarmac but security concerns have increased the distance between the open air viewing and the lounge itself. WikiPedia:Kinshasa Commons:Category:Kinshasa


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of musicians and artists. It is also the country's major industrial center, processing many of the natural products brought from the interior. The city has recently had to fend off rioting soldiers who were protesting the government's failure to pay them. Administration Kinshasa is both a city (''ville'' in French) and a province (''province'' in French), one of the 11 provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its status is thus similar to Paris which is both a city and one of the 101


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

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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