)) 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 2014 population of over 11 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. 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 is used as a lingua franca in the street. If current demographic trends continue, Kinshasa should surpass Paris in population around 2020. Kinshasa hosted the 14th Francophonie Summit in October 2012.


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Hezbollah and Israel's richest were both welcome at a DRC bank

Beijing News 28 Feb 2021
"It was quite curious that a person who was just sanctioned by the United States started coming to the bank," said Koko, one of the whistleblowers, in an interview at a lawyer's office in Paris last week ... Lawyers for Afriland say that Koko and Malela stole and falsified data from the bank.

DRC journalist Pius Romain Rolland Ngoie detained since December over criminal defamation complaint

CPJ 11 Feb 2021
On December 24, authorities transferred Ngoie from the custody of the public prosecutor to Makala Central Prison, also in Kinshasa, according to his lawyers.
photo: AP / Jerome Delay
Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi is sworn in in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Thursday Jan. 24, 2019.

DR Congo: Repression Escalates

Human Rights 28 Jan 2021
Kinshasa Province ... He is in Kinshasa’s central prison in pretrial detention ... In July, a group of seven lawyers, activists, and journalists fled to Kinshasa from their hometown of Matadi, in the western province of Kongo Central, where they faced threats, beatings, and abduction attempts.

State of emergency in the Congo: the capital is sealed off

The Eastern Herald 25 Mar 2020
Congo’s borders with neighboring countries are now closed to passenger traffic.�The capital,�Kinshasa, with a population of around 10 million, which has a which Tshisekedi called the “epidemic hotspot”, is being sealed off from the outside world ... The huge, bitter-poor and defiant Kinshasa cannot survive on its own.Also Read.

Former Health Minister of DR Congo to Be Questioned for 'Embezzling' Ebola Funds

News18 17 Sep 2019
Kinshasa ... He is due to be questioned by an investigating magistrate, said his lawyer Guy Kabeya.

DR Congo ex-minister accused of $4.3 million embezzlement

Press TV 15 Sep 2019
"Police accuse him of having siphoned off a total of $4.3 million made available by the treasury to fight Ebola," lawyers Guy Kabeya and Willy Ngashi said in a statement. Ilunga, who resigned as health minister in July after being removed as head of the country's Ebola response team, was arrested Saturday in Kinshasa.

The children sent to a DRC 'holiday camp' never to come back

BBC News 14 Aug 2019
"Taken on the day she left for Kinshasa," he told them ... We'll never get the chance to go to Kinshasa ... The Tumaini orphanage in Kinshasa has since been shut down. Belgian-Congolese lawyer Julienne Mpemba is under house arrest and facing criminal charges for her role as head of the orphanage.

Congo court annuls sentence for exiled opposition leader

The Seattle Times 19 Apr 2019
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A lawyer for Congo opposition leader Moise Katumbi says a court has annulled his three-year prison sentence, enabling him to return from exile in Belgium. The Court of Cassation, or supreme court of appeals, made the judgment Friday, saying that Katumbi can enter Congo a free man. Lawyer Jean Joseph Mukendi […] ... .

Kleptocracies like to plunder oil wealth, but in DR Congo it’s an under-developed bargaining chip

Quartz 08 Mar 2019
In an office on a busy commercial street in Kinshasa, a range of oil officials are sitting around rather idle. They are geologists, lawyers, economists—a number of them being senior officials. The office itself is thankfully air-conditioned, but furnished with second-hand tables and chairs in various states of disrepair ... But no one sacks them.

Congo Constitutional Court begins election appeal hearing

Beaumont Enterprise 15 Jan 2019
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's Constitutional Court on Tuesday began hearing an appeal against the presidential election results lodged by opposition candidate Martin Fayulu. Lawyers represented both Fayulu and the declared winner Felix Tshisekedi at the court in Kinshasa, the capital. Election commission representatives also attended ... ....

Congo’s Constitutional Court Begins Presidential Election Appeals Hearing

Time Magazine 15 Jan 2019
(KINSHASA, Congo) — Congo’s Constitutional Court on Tuesday began hearing an appeal against the presidential election results lodged by opposition candidate Martin Fayulu. Lawyers represented both Fayulu and the declared winner Felix Tshisekedi at the court in Kinshasa, the capital.

Congo presidential runner-up asks court to order election recount

CNN 12 Jan 2019
Fayulu told CNN that Republican Guard soldiers and police had earlier surrounded his house and intimidated supporters who planned to accompany him to the court in the capital, Kinshasa. "My lawyers, in order to avoid any surprises, decided to deposit the appeal files yesterday Friday 11th at 3.30 p.m.