)) 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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Congo-Kinshasa: 7�me �dition du FICKIN - Henri Kalama Akulez donne le go symbolique

All Africa 12 Nov 2020
... de l'Acad�mie des Beaux-arts (ABA) � Kinshasa avec pour th�me "image arr�t�e".
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Sindika Dokolo, crusader for return of African art, dies at 48

The Philadelphia Tribune 12 Nov 2020
Sindika Dokolo, a wealthy Congolese art collector who crusaded for the return of African art removed during the colonial era by Western museums, art dealers and auction houses, but who became embroiled this year in investigations into how his Angolan wife had acquired her riches, died Oct.
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Congo-Kinshasa: TRANSCO - Le premier lot de 144 bus est d�j� � Kinshasa

All Africa 06 Nov 2020
...Kinshasa, parcourant les grandes art�res de la ville en caravane.
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Congo-Kinshasa: Sindika Dokolo, Husband of Isabel Dos Santos, Dies at 48

All Africa 02 Nov 2020
Kinshasa -- Congolese businessman and collector of African art, Sindika Dokolo, has died in Dubai ....
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Sindika Dokolo, husband of Angolan billionaire, dies in Dubai

The National 31 Oct 2020
Born in the Congolese capital of Kinshasa, Dokolo, 48, was a major art collector and is said to have owned more than 5,000 contemporary African artworks. He was seen as a leader in a movement to return African art and artefacts to museums on the continent ... Soon after, he started an art foundation.
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Husband of Angola’s Isabel dos Santos dies in Dubai diving accident

Independent online (SA) 31 Oct 2020
Kinshasa - Sindika Dokolo, the Congolese businessman and art collector husband of Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos, has died in a diving accident in Dubai, a colleague and his family said on Friday ... The ever stylishly dressed Dokolo was influential in the art world and was ...
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Congolese Husband of Angola's Isabel Dos Santos Dies in Diving Accident: Colleague, Relatives

US News 30 Oct 2020
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Sindika Dokolo, the Congolese businessman and art collector husband of Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos, has died in a... .
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Congolese businessman who faced graft charges in Angola dies in diving accident: relatives

Metro USA 30 Oct 2020
KINSHASA (Reuters) – Sindika Dokolo, the Congolese businessman and art collector husband of Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos, has died in a diving accident in Dubai, a colleague and his family said on Friday ... The ever stylishly dressed Dokolo was influential in the art ...
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Congolese husband of Angola’s Isabel dos Santos dies in diving accident: colleague, relatives

Metro USA 30 Oct 2020
KINSHASA (Reuters) – Sindika Dokolo, the Congolese businessman and art collector husband of Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos, has died in a diving accident in Dubai, a colleague and two family members said on Friday.
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Congo-Kinshasa: Exposition virtuelle - Laboratoire Kontempo � voir � partir de ce samedi

All Africa 16 Oct 2020
Port� par le duo Mukenge/Schellhammer, le projet � d�couvrir en ligne, le 17 octobre � 17h10, sera lanc� www.facebook.com/labkontempo � partir de la salle d'exposition de l'Acad�mie des beaux-arts de Kinshasa ....
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Congo-Brazzaville: Stylisme - J�r�me Baku le couturier des r�fugi�s

All Africa 30 Sep 2020
Couturier, sculpteur et dipl�m� des Beaux-arts de Kinshasa en R�publique d�mocratique du Congo (RDC), J�r�me a rev�tu, � Paris (France) le costume de styliste des migrants, auxquels il veut redonner de la dignit� ....
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