U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday (August 10) met with Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde in Kinshasa ahead of his trip to neighboring Rwanda.
12 Apr 2022
Congolese authorities say they'll clamp down on shoddy construction after an accident in Kinshasa in February in which 26 people were killed. Also, a top Nigerian model agency launches a search for the face of a continent. And we head into the deep blue with South African freediving instructor Zandi Ndhlovu.
17 Dec 2021
Kinshasa residents welcomed on Wednesday UNESCO's decision to add Congolese rumba to its list of global cultural treasures, although some older fans felt the genre lacked the storytelling power it had in the past.
22 Oct 2021
Kinshasa, a megalopolis of at least 12 million people, is known for its heaps of rubbish and rivers covered with plastic bottles. The Clean Plast company collects, processes, and recycles all types of plastic waste in the Democratic Republic of Congo with the aim of cleaning up the city.
13 Oct 2021
Today's Focus takes us to Kinshasa, DRC's sprawling capital city, where growing addiction to "bombé," a new artisanal drug, is rattling authorities. The lethargy-inducing mixture is made of crushed pills (often opioids but composition varies) and chemical residue that's been filtered through exhaust pipes.
17 Sep 2021
An opposition demonstration, banned by the authorities, is quickly supressed by the police in Kinshasa who proceed to arrest people. Local leader of the opposition party Martin Fayulu also becomes embroiled with the police during the demonstration. Along the road, a large police presence is visible for several kilometres, from the Palais du peuple (the seat of parliament, in the north of the capital) to the popular district of Tshangu.
20 May 2019
DR Congo hosts a mini wrestling tournament between English and Congolese wrestlers at the YMCA (Youth Men Christian Association) stadium in Kinshasa, finally seeing English wrestlers win.
1 Dec 2018
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.
27 Feb 2017
Dozens of people have been killed in a series of armed attacks in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Meanwhile, a political crisis in the capital, Kinshasa, is worsening, with the saying it lacks resources to hold elections.
2 Feb 2017
People in Kinshasa gather around Felix Tshisekedi's house, the son of longtime DR Congo opposition chief Etienne Tshisekedi who died at the age of 84 in Brussels.