Kinshasa Congo Culture
This week we take a look at the history and culture of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The former Zaire (Democratic Republic of Congo) is located in Central Africa and has a small coast.
It borders the Democratic Republic of Congo and its neighbouring countries such as Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda.
The Congo is located in Central Africa and has a number of cultural similarities with its neighbouring countries such as Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda.
The Democratic Republic of Congo was formerly known as Zaire and was the Belgian Congo, but a constitutional referendum after Mobutu's coup in 1965 led to its official name being changed to Democratic Republic of Congo. In 1997, the country was renamed the Democratic Republic of Congo, which has been its name since its change in 1997. Before its independence from Belgium in 1961, it was known under the same name as "Zaire" or "Congo-Congo" for more than a century. The country had previously been called "Belgian Congo," but was renamed Zaire by Mobutsu in 1971.
Its name after independence was the Republic of Congo, until it changed its name to the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1997 to distinguish itself from a neighbouring country of the same name.
The Democratic Republic of Congo was formerly known as Congo, or Congo - Kinshasa, which distinguishes the country from the other Congo (often called Congo Brazzaville), which is located in the north-east part of Africa and the eastern half of South Africa.
The name Congo, which means hunter, comes from the Bakongo ethnic group, which lives in the western part of the Congo River basin.
Originally spoken in the upper Congo, it spread rapidly to the central Congo and eventually became the most important Bantu language in Kinshasa for many reasons. Indubil was called the colloquial Congo in 1960 and is still developing today. Lingala, which is spoken as a commercial language and is increasingly understood throughout the country. It spread rapidly from the western part of the Congo River Basin and quickly spread through the Central Congo. Eventually, it became an important "Bantsu" language of Kinha, which is one reason why all our Congo tours are led by experienced guides in English, French and Swahili. It is also spoken and understood in the city of Goma, the capital of the Congo.
Exotic people doing business in the Democratic Republic of Congo will find the Congolese friendly and welcoming. The extravagant sapeurs have become part of their culture and can be seen every day on the streets of Kinshasa and neighbouring Congo - Brazzaville, but also in other parts of the country. An estimated 25,000 of them are currently active in the Democratic Republic of Congo and live as children on the streets. Sapor has also managed to cross the borders of Africa, living all over the world in countries such as Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia and South Sudan.
There are at least 250 different ethnic groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 38% of which live in Kinshasa, the capital and the second largest city in the country. With an estimated population of almost 52 million in 2000, it is Africa's third largest country and one of the most populous in the world. According to the WHO, 450,000 people have been infected with HIV / AIDS in Congo - Brazzaville alone - putting more than 1.5 million people at risk of dying from the disease.
The population of Congo was estimated at 51,964,999 in 2000, making it the third largest country in Africa after Rwanda and Angola and the second largest in the world.
Brazzaville is the main place where the journey to Congo begins, and the Congo forms its edge. The Democratic Republic of Congo covers 1.2 million square kilometres, making it Africa's second largest country with a population of 51,964,999 in 2000 and a GDP of 3.7 billion dollars. It is also called Congo Kinshasa, to distinguish it from its capital Kivu, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Rwanda and its largest city.
The Democratic Republic of Congo, also known as Congo Kinshasa, is famous for being a miracle of dysfunction, but it is also the largest city in the country. Kansa, formerly known as Leopoldville after King Leopold II of Belgium, is the capital of Kivu, Africa's second largest country, which is located on the Congo River, has 51,964,999 inhabitants and a GDP of 3.7 billion dollars.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is an exceptionally multicultural and multilingual country, with an estimated 242 languages spoken. With a population of 80 million, it is the most populous officially francophone country in Africa and the second largest in the world after South Africa.