Tag: Kinshasa

Op-Ed: Africa’s lockdown nightmare

“Across Africa, affordable housing is in acute short supply. It is one of the reasons why lockdowns and social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic are unimaginable and unsustainable,” writes Victor Oladokun.

How Kinshasa’s markets are captured by powerful private interests

Kristof Titeca and Albert Malukisa Nkuku | University of Antwerp 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,...

Unofficial death toll in Congo protests rises to 26

New York-based Human Rights Watch counts at least 26 anti-Kabila protestes killed while sporadic gunshots continue to echo across Kinshasa

Clashes in Kinshasa leave 17 dead

The opposition accuses Kabila of plotting to extend his tenure by delaying elections that were supposed to be held in November.