My city Kinshasa
01 December 2018 | 8:17 am
Kinshasa is the capital of rhumba, a city of the arts and city of contrasts. Join actress Amour Lombi, who plays the lead role in the Congolese film Maki’la, on a trip around DRC‘s capital.
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