A City's Modern March of Hope

Twenty years ago, a pro-democracy demonstration called the March of Hope brought thousands onto the streets of Kinshasa. Now, a march of a different sort plays out six days a week in this city of 10 million, as masses of people head downtown to earn a living or seek a means to so.
  • Congo-Kinshasa:   A City's Modern March of Hope

    allAfrica, 11 June 2012

    It begins at twilight, just as the roosters begin to crow, before the sky reclaims the overnight rain. At first there are only a few hundred - the earliest risers, the ones hoping… Read more »

Photo Essay

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    March of Hope, June 2012

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    Construction vehicles on the Boulevard Lumumba in Kinshasa. Road works have exacerbated traffic problems on the boulevard - one of the main roads leading into town - and thousands of people are often ... see more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:   Cholera Outbreak Worsens

    UNIRIN, 8 June 2012

    A growing cholera outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed nearly 400 lives and affected more than 19,100 people since January, according to the UN Office for the… Read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:   How an Entrepreneur Turns Old Mangoes Into Money

    RNW Africa, 9 June 2012

    Many often dream of a job. Others create their own opportunities. Standing before the sad cemeteries of rotting mangoes in the Bas-Congo region, Gratitude Ntonda Mandiangu decided… Read more »

Video

  • Cleaning Up Kinshasa

    Author:
    Belgian Development Agency
    Publisher:
    Belgian Development Agency
    Publication Date:
    10 January 2012

    Those who know Kinshasa and love this city with its megalopolis ways know that the city that used to be called "Kin la belle" now has reached such a ... see more »

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