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The African Footballer of the Year award, presented to the best African footballer each year, has been conferred by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) since 1992.
Africanization or Africanisation (lit., making something African) has been applied in various contexts, notably in geographic and personal naming and in the composition of the civil service e.g. via processes such as indigenization.
Air France (formally Société Air France, S.A.), stylized as AIRFRANCE, is the French flag carrier headquartered in Tremblay-en-France.
Air Kasaï is an airline with its head office on the property of N'Dolo Airport in Barumbu, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Air Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd (operating as Air Zimbabwe) is the national carrier of Zimbabwe, headquartered on the property of Harare International Airport, in Harare.
Al-Arabi Sports Club (النادي العربي الرياضي), is a Qatari sports club based in Doha, Qatar.
American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.
André Kimbuta Yango (born 16 June 1954 in Kikwit, Kwilu District) is a Congolese politician and currently (since March 16, 2007) Governor of Kinshasa.
Ankara (English; Turkish Ottoman Turkish Engürü), formerly known as Ancyra (Ἄγκυρα, Ankyra, "anchor") and Angora, is the capital of the Republic of Turkey.
Ariza Makukula (born 4 March 1981) is a retired Portuguese footballer who played as a centre forward.
Association Sportive Vita Club, more commonly known as AS Vita Club, AS V. Club or simply Vita Club, is a Congolese football club based in Kinshasa.
Bandalungwa is a municipality (commune) in the Funa district of Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Bangui (or Bangî in Sango, formerly written Bangi in English) is the capital and largest city of the Central African Republic.
Barricade, from the French barrique (barrel), is any object or structure that creates a barrier or obstacle to control, block passage or force the flow of traffic in the desired direction.
Barumbu is a municipality (commune) in the Lukunga district of Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The Belgian Congo (Congo Belge,; Belgisch-Congo) was a Belgian colony in Central Africa between 1908 and 1960 in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
General elections were held in the Belgian Congo on 22 May 1960, in order to create a government to rule the country following independence, scheduled for 30 June.
The Belgian national football team has officially represented Belgium in association football since their maiden match in 1904.
Bellator MMA is an American mixed martial arts promotion based in Santa Monica, California that is owned and operated as a subsidiary of Viacom.
Isetsima Blaise Nkufo (born 25 May 1975) is a Swiss former international footballer who played as a striker.
Bolton Wanderers Football Club is a professional association football club based in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England.
Boma is a port town on the Congo River, some 100 km upstream from the Atlantic Ocean, in the Kongo Central province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The Boulevard du 30 Juin ("Boulevard of June 30th") is a major 5‑km street in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Brazzaville is the capital and largest city of the Republic of the Congo and is on the north side of the Congo River, opposite Kinshasa.
Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club is a professional football club based in Falmer, East Sussex, England.
Brussels Airlines (stylized as brussels airlines) is the flag carrier and largest airline of Belgium, based and headquartered at Brussels Airport.
Bumbu is a municipality (commune) in the Funa district of Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Burgomaster (alternatively spelled burgermeister, literally master of the town, master of the borough, master of the fortress, or master of the citizens) is the English form of various terms in or derived from Germanic languages for the chief magistrate or chairman of the executive council, usually of a sub-national level of administration such as a city or a similar entity.
Cairo (القاهرة) is the capital of Egypt.
The Canadian Football League (CFL; Ligue canadienne de football, LCF) is a professional sports league in Canada.
A car (or automobile) is a wheeled motor vehicle used for transportation.
The Central Bank of the Congo (Banque Centrale du Congo) is the central bank of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.
The People's Republic of China (PRC) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have had peaceful diplomatic relations, and growing economic relations, since 1971.
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo there is a community of Chinese migrants located in the capital of Kinshasa and mineral rich southern province of Katanga.
Christian Benteke Liolo (born 3 December 1990) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a striker for English club Crystal Palace and the Belgium national team.
Christian Eyenga Moenge (born June 22, 1989) is a Congolese professional basketball player for Montakit Fuenlabrada of the Liga ACB.
Christian M'Pumbu (born June 2, 1977) is a French-Congolese professional mixed martial artist.
Claude Makélélé Sinda (born 18 February 1973) is a French former footballer and current head coach at Eupen in the Belgian First Division A. In his playing career, which ended at Paris Saint-Germain, Makélélé also played for Nantes, Marseille, Celta de Vigo, Real Madrid and Chelsea.
The Cleveland Cavaliers, often referred to as the Cavs, are an American professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio.
Njili The city-province (ville-province in French) of Kinshasa is divided into 24 communes (municipalities).
Congo Airways is the flag carrier of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The Congo Free State (État indépendant du Congo, "Independent State of the Congo"; Kongo-Vrijstaat) was a large state in Central Africa from 1885 to 1908.
The Congo River (also spelled Kongo River and known as the Zaire River) is the second longest river in Africa after the Nile and the second largest river in the world by discharge volume of water (after the Amazon), and the world's deepest river with measured depths in excess of.
The Congo–Ocean Railway (COR; Chemin de fer Congo-Océan, CFCO) links the Atlantic port of Pointe-Noire (now in the Republic of Congo) with Brazzaville, a distance of.
Cordon sanitaire is a French phrase that, literally translated, means "sanitary cordon".
Crystal Palace Football Club is a professional football club based in Selhurst, London, that plays in the Premier League, the top tier of English football.
A dandy, historically, is a man who places particular importance upon physical appearance, refined language, and leisurely hobbies, pursued with the appearance of nonchalance in a cult of self.
The Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI; Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut) is the official Danish meteorological institute, administrated by the Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate.
Jean-Marie Daniel "Danny" Mwanga (born July 17, 1991) is a Congolese-American footballer.
David Patrick Bernard Norris (born 31 July 1944) is an Irish scholar, independent Senator and civil rights activist.
On 20 December 2016 the Democratic Republic of the Congo's president, Joseph Kabila, announced that he would not leave office despite the end of his constitutional term.
DEMIAP (Détection Militaire des Activités Anti-Patrie – Military Detection of Antipatriotic Activities) was the military intelligence organization of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (République démocratique du Congo), also known as DR Congo, the DRC, Congo-Kinshasa or simply the Congo, is a country located in Central Africa.
General elections were held in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on July 30, 2006, the first multiparty elections in the country in 41 years.
The DRC passport is issued to citizens of the Democratic Republic of the Congo for international travel.
The Denver Nuggets are an American professional basketball team based in Denver, Colorado.
In the administrative divisions of France, the department (département) is one of the three levels of government below the national level ("territorial collectivities"), between the administrative regions and the commune.
Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo (born June 25, 1966), better known as Dikembe Mutombo, is a Congolese American retired professional basketball player who played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
In hydrology, discharge is the volumetric flow rate of water that is transported through a given cross-sectional area.
A is a hall or space for immersive learning or meditation.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo national football team (formerly known as Zaire, alternatively known as Congo-Kinshasa) is the national team of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and is controlled by the Fédération Congolaise de Football-Association (FECOFA).
The Dutch language is a West Germanic language, spoken by around 23 million people as a first language (including the population of the Netherlands where it is the official language, and about sixty percent of Belgium where it is one of the three official languages) and by another 5 million as a second language.
E4 is a British-Irish terrestrial digital television channel, funded by advertising.
Sparsely populated in relation to its area, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is home to a vast potential of natural resources and mineral wealth.
The Edmonton Eskimos are a professional Canadian football team based in Edmonton, Alberta, competing in the West Division of the Canadian Football League (CFL).
Electric power distribution is the final stage in the delivery of electric power; it carries electricity from the transmission system to individual consumers.
Electrical wiring is an electrical installation of cabling and associated devices such as switches, distribution boards, sockets and light fittings in a structure.
Emmanuel Kabeya Mudiay (born March 5, 1996) is a Congolese professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Emmanuel Ntima Weyi is a Congolese entrepreneur and presidential candidate for the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The English Football League (EFL) is a league competition featuring professional football clubs from England and Wales.
An equator of a rotating spheroid (such as a planet) is its zeroth circle of latitude (parallel).
In earth science, erosion is the action of surface processes (such as water flow or wind) that remove soil, rock, or dissolved material from one location on the Earth's crust, and then transport it to another location (not to be confused with weathering which involves no movement).
Ethiopian Airlines (የኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ (Yäitəyop̣əya äyärə mänəgädə); የኢትዮጵያ (Yäitəyop̣əya) in short), formerly Ethiopian Air Lines (EAL) and often referred to as simply Ethiopian, is Ethiopia's flag carrier and is wholly owned by the country's government.
EUFOR RD Congo was a short European Union deployment in 2006 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Fabrice Ndala Muamba (born 6 April 1988) is an English retired professional footballer who played for Arsenal, Birmingham City and Bolton Wanderers as a central midfielder.
Fally Ipupa N'simba (born December 14, 1977), known by his stage name Fally Ipupa, is a Congolese singer-songwriter, dancer, philanthropist, guitarist and producer.
The First Professional Football League (Първа професионална футболна лига) is a Bulgarian professional league for men's association football clubs.
Football is a family of team sports that involve, to varying degrees, kicking a ball with a foot to score a goal.
The France national football team (Équipe de France de football) represents France in international football and is controlled by the French Football Federation, also known as FFF, or in Fédération française de football.
French (le français or la langue française) is a Romance language of the Indo-European family.
Funa is one of the four districts that make up the capital city of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Major General Gabriel Amisi Kumba (Tango Four) was Chief of Staff of the Forces Terrestres, the army of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Gabriel Abdala Zakuani (born 31 May 1986) is a Congolese professional footballer, who plays for Gillingham as a defender.
Gary Senga Kikaya (born 4 February 1980) is a retired sprinter from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
In its modern form, a gated community (or walled community) is a form of residential community or housing estate containing strictly controlled entrances for pedestrians, bicycles, and automobiles, and often characterized by a closed perimeter of walls and fences.
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.
George Edward Foreman (born January 10, 1949) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1969 to 1977, and from 1987 to 1997.
Gombe or La Gombe is a municipality (commune) in the Lukunga district of Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Governance is all of the processes of governing, whether undertaken by a government, a market or a network, over a social system (family, tribe, formal or informal organization, a territory or across territories) and whether through the laws, norms, power or language of an organized society.
The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the second institution in the central executive branch of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the first institution being the President, who has the title of head of state.
The grid plan, grid street plan, or gridiron plan is a type of city plan in which streets run at right angles to each other, forming a grid.
Guylain Ndumbu-Nsungu (born 26 December 1982) is a Congolese professional footballer, formerly an under-21 international.
Hérita N'Kongolo Ilunga (born 25 February 1982) is a Congolese footballer who currently plays as a left-back.
Heavyweight is a weight class in combat sports.
Sir Henry Morton Stanley (born John Rowlands; 28 January 1841 – 10 May 1904) was a Welsh journalist and explorer who was famous for his exploration of central Africa and his search for missionary and explorer David Livingstone.
The Human Development Index (HDI) is a composite statistic (composite index) of life expectancy, education, and per capita income indicators, which are used to rank countries into four tiers of human development.
Hydroelectricity is electricity produced from hydropower.
An inland port is a port on an inland waterway, such as a river, lake, or canal, which may or may not be connected to the ocean.
The intelligentsia (/ɪnˌtelɪˈdʒentsiə/) (intelligentia, inteligencja, p) is a status class of educated people engaged in the complex mental labours that critique, guide, and lead in shaping the culture and politics of their society.
Jeremy Loteteka Bokila (born 14 November 1988 in Kinshasa) is a Congolese footballer, who plays as a forward for Turkish side Akhisar Belediyespor.
Jessy Kimbangi, better known by his stage name Jessy Matador, (born 27 October 1983) is a French-Congolese singer.
A jetty is a structure that projects from the land out into water.
Jimmy Omonga is a singer and songwriter from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Jody Lukoki (born 15 November 1992), nicknamed "The Son of the Wind", is a Congolese professional footballer who currently plays as a winger for Ludogorets Razgrad in the Bulgarian First League, and the DR Congo national football team.
Johannesburg (also known as Jozi, Joburg and Egoli) is the largest city in South Africa and is one of the 50 largest urban areas in the world.
José Bosingwa da Silva (born 24 August 1982), known as Bosingwa, is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a right back.
Joseph Damien Tshatshi, better known as Colonel Tshatshi, was a former member of the Armée Nationale Congolaise of Congo-Kinshasa in the 1960s.
Joseph Kabila Kabange (born 4 June 1971) is a Congolese politician who has been President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo since January 2001.
Justin-Marie Bomboko Lokumba Is Elenge (22 September 1928 – 10 April 2014), known as Justin Marie Bomboko, was a Congolese civil servant.
Kalamu is a municipality (commune) in the Funa district of Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Kasa-Vubu is a municipality (commune) in the Funa district of Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Kasangulu is a town in Kongo Central Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Edward Mokolo Jr., better known by stage name Kaysha, (born in Kinshasa on January 22, 1974) is a singer/rapper and producer.
Robert Kazadi Mwamba (March 6, 1947 – 1998) was a goalkeeper who played for TP Mazembe and Zaire.
Kazenga LuaLua (born 10 December 1990) is a Congolese professional footballer who plays as a winger.
The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems.
Kenya Airways Ltd., more commonly known as Kenya Airways, is the flag carrier airline of Kenya.
Kimbanseke is a municipality (commune) in the Tshangu district of Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Kimwenza is a community in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the Mont Ngafula commune in the south of the capital, Kinshasa.
Kinshasa is a municipality (commune) in the Lukunga district of the city of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Kinshasa Kids is a Belgian drama film,.
Kinshasa palace is a 2007 film.
Kinshasa Symphony is a German 2010 documentary film.
Kintambo is a municipality (commune) in the Lukunga district of Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Kisangani (formerly Stanleyville or Stanleystad) is the capital of Tshopo province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Kisenso (Kinsénso) is a municipality (commune) in the Mont Amba district of Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Antoine Christophe Agbepa Mumba (13 July 1956), known professionally as Koffi Olomide, is a Congolese soukus singer, dancer, producer, and composer.
Kongo Central, formerly Bas-Congo, is one of the 26 provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
L'Avenir is a daily newspaper published in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Éditions L'Harmattan, usually known simply as L'Harmattan, is one of the largest French book publishers.
La Sape, an abbreviation based on the phrase Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes (French; literally "Society of Ambiance-Makers and Elegant People") and hinting to the French slang word sape which means "attire", is a subculture centered on the cities of Kinshasa and Brazzaville in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Republic of Congo respectively.
Lagos is a city in the Nigerian state of Lagos.
The Léopoldville riots were an outbreak of civil disorder in Léopoldville (modern-day Kinshasa) in the Belgian Congo which took place in early 1959 and which were an important moment for the Congolese independence movement.
Le Potentiel is a Democratic Republic of the Congo daily newspaper published by award-winning journalist Modeste Mutinga.
Leki (born January 28, 1978, Kinshasa, Congo) is an R&B and pop singer.
Lemba is a municipality (commune) in the Mont Amba district of Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Leopold II (9 April 183517 December 1909) reigned as the second King of the Belgians from 1865 to 1909 and became known for the founding and exploitation of the Congo Free State as a private venture.
Leroy Halirou Bohari Lita (born 28 December 1984) is a professional footballer who last played for Sisaket in the Thai League T1.
Ligue 1, also called Ligue 1 Conforama for sponsorship reasons with Conforama, is a French professional league for men's association football clubs.
Limete is a municipality (commune) in the Mont Amba district of Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Lingala (Ngala) is a Bantu language spoken throughout the northwestern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a large part of the Republic of the Congo, as well as to some degree in Angola and the Central African Republic.
A lingua franca, also known as a bridge language, common language, trade language, auxiliary language, vernacular language, or link language is a language or dialect systematically used to make communication possible between people who do not share a native language or dialect, particularly when it is a third language that is distinct from both native languages.
Lingwala is a municipality (commune) in the Lukunga district of Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The city of Kinshasa has had a different status under each of the different regimes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
* Action Missionaire d'Évangélisation des nations TV (AMEN TV).
Livingstone Falls (French, Chutes Livingstone) — named for the explorer David Livingstone — are a succession of enormous rapids on the lower course of the Congo River in west equatorial Africa, downstream from Malebo Pool in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Lokua Kanza (born April 1958) is a singer-songwriter from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Trésor Lomana LuaLua (born 28 December 1980) is a Congolese footballer who plays as a striker.
The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles.
Lubumbashi (former names: (French) and (Dutch)) in the southeastern part of Democratic Republic of the Congo is the second-largest city in the country, the largest being the capital, Kinshasa.
Lukunga is one of the four districts that make up the capital city of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Lycée Prince de Liège (LPL) is a Belgian international school in Gombe, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Major League Soccer (MLS) is a men's professional soccer league sanctioned by U.S. Soccer that represents the sport's highest level in both the United States and Canada.
Makala is a municipality (commune) in the Funa district of Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Maluku is a municipality (commune) in the Tshangu district of Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practices, which are practiced for a number of reasons: as self-defense, military and law enforcement applications, mental and spiritual development; as well as entertainment and the preservation of a nation's intangible cultural heritage.
Masina is a municipality (commune) in the Tshangu district of Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Matadi is the chief sea port of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the capital of the Kongo Central province.
The Matadi–Kinshasa Railway is a railway line in Bas-Congo Province between the port of Matadi and Kinshasa, the capital of Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Matete is a municipality (commune) in the Mont Amba district of Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Matonge, or Matongé, is a notable neighbourhood in the north of the commune of Kalamu within the city of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
A megacity is a very large city, typically with a total population in excess of 10 million people.
Merveille Lukeba (born 30 March 1990) is a Congo born, British actor, best known for his role as Thomas Tomone in double BAFTA-winning E4 teen drama Skins.
Marshal Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu Wa Za Banga (born Joseph-Désiré Mobutu; 14 October 1930 – 7 September 1997) was the military dictator and President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (which Mobutu renamed Zaire in 1971) from 1965 to 1997.
Mohombi Nzasi Moupondo (born 28 August 1986) is a Swedish-Congolese singer, songwriter and dancer.
Mont Amba is one of the four districts that make up the capital city of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Mont Ngafula is a municipality (commune) in the Lukunga district of Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or MONUSCO, an acronym based on its French name, is a United Nations peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) which was established by the United Nations Security Council in resolutions 1279 (1999) and 1291 (2000) of the United Nations Security Council to monitor the peace process of the Second Congo War, though much of its focus subsequently turned to the Ituri conflict, the Kivu conflict and the Dongo conflict.
Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.; January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016) was an American professional boxer, activist, and philanthropist.
N'djili Airport (Aéroport de N'djili), also known as N'Djili International Airport and Kinshasa International Airport, serves the city of Kinshasa and is the largest of the four international airports in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
N'Dolo Airport, also known as Ndolo Airport, is a secondary airport in the city of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, located in the commune of Barumbu near the city center.
The National Assembly is the lower house and main legislative political body of the Parliament of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a men's professional basketball league in North America; composed of 30 teams (29 in the United States and 1 in Canada).
The National Institute of Arts, Kinshasa (l'Institut National des Arts or INA) is a higher educational institution that provides training to performance artists in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
A national language is a language (or language variant, e.g. dialect) that has some connection—de facto or de jure—with people and the territory they occupy.
Ndjili or N'Djili is a municipality (commune) in the Tshangu district of Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The New Left Review is a bimonthly political academic journal covering world politics, economy, and culture which was established in 1960.
Ngaba is a municipality (commune) in the Mont Amba district of Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Ngaliema is a municipality (commune) in the Lukunga District of Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Ngiri-Ngiri is a municipality (commune) in the Funa district of Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Nightlife is a collective term for entertainment that is available and generally more popular from the late evening into the early hours of the morning.
The Nile River (النيل, Egyptian Arabic en-Nīl, Standard Arabic an-Nīl; ⲫⲓⲁⲣⲱ, P(h)iaro; Ancient Egyptian: Ḥ'pī and Jtrw; Biblical Hebrew:, Ha-Ye'or or, Ha-Shiḥor) is a major north-flowing river in northeastern Africa, and is commonly regarded as the longest river in the world, though some sources cite the Amazon River as the longest.
Norwich City Football Club (also known as The Canaries or City) is an English professional football club based in Norwich, Norfolk.
Nsele or N'Sele is a municipality (commune) in the Tshangu district of Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Occupé Bayenga Lopalo (born 8 November 1989) is a Congolese naturalized Chilean footballer who plays for Universidad de Concepción as a striker.
Princess Odette Maniema Krempin (October 30, 1973 – June 27, 2016) was an African entrepreneur, former honorary consul of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Frankfurt am Main, and a member of the Kuba Kingdom.
The Office National des Transports (ONATRA) (in English, National Transport Agency) is a publicly owned company, based in Kinshasa, which operates railways, ports and river transport in the north and west of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Open Society Foundations (OSF), formerly the Open Society Institute, is an international grantmaking network founded by business magnate George Soros.
The Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste (OSK), or Kimbanguist Symphony Orchestra, is a Congolese orchestra based in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Flag of the Francophonie The Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), generally known as the Francophonie (La Francophonie), but also called International Organisation of La Francophonie in English language context, is an international organization representing countries and regions where French is a lingua franca or customary language, where a significant proportion of the population are francophones (French speakers), or where there is a notable affiliation with French culture.
The Organisation of African Unity (OAU; Organisation de l'unité africaine (OUA)) was established on 25 May 1963 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with 32 signatory governments.
The Palais de la Nation (French; Palace of the Nation) is a building in Gombe, Kinshasa, which since 2001 serves as the official residence of the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The People's Palace or Palace of the People (Palais du Peuple) is the seat of the National Assembly and Senate in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, formerly Zaire.
Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba (14 June 1949 – 24 April 2016), known professionally as Papa Wemba, was a Congolese singer and musician who played Congolese rumba, soukous, and ndombolo.
Paris Saint-Germain Football Club, commonly known as Paris Saint-Germain, Paris SG, or simply PSG, is a French professional football club based in the city of Paris.
Patrice Émery Lumumba (alternatively styled Patrice Hemery Lumumba; 2 July 1925 – 17 January 1961) was a Congolese politician and independence leader who served as the first Prime Minister of the independent Democratic Republic of the Congo (then Republic of the Congo) from June until September 1960.
Watshidimba "Patrick" Kabongo (born June 27, 1979) is a former professional Canadian football offensive lineman who played for 10 seasons in the Canadian Football League with the Edmonton Eskimos and BC Lions.
Péguy Makanda Luyindula (born 25 May 1979) is a retired French footballer.
Peterborough United Football Club is a professional football club based in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England.
Professional Football Club Ludogorets 1945 Razgrad (ПФК Лудогорец Разград), commonly known as Ludogorets Razgrad or simply Ludogorets, is a Bulgarian professional association football club based in Razgrad, which currently competes in the First Professional Football League, the top-tier of the Bulgarian football league system.
The Philadelphia Union is an American professional soccer team based in Chester, Pennsylvania.
Pointe-Noire (Ndindi) is the second largest city in the Republic of the Congo, following the capital of Brazzaville, and an autonomous department since 2004.
The Pool Malebo, formerly Stanley Pool, also known as Lake Nkunda by local indigenous people in pre-colonial times, is a lake-like widening in the lower reaches of the Congo River.
A port is a maritime commercial facility which may comprise one or more wharves where ships may dock to load and discharge passengers and cargo.
A portage railway is a short and possibly isolated section of railway used to bypass a section of unnavigable river or between two water bodies which are not directly connected.
A power outage (also called a power cut, a power out, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.
The Premier League is the top level of the English football league system.
The President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Président de la République démocratique du Congo, Rais wa Jamhuri ya Kidemokrasia ya Kongo, Mokonzi wa Republíki ya Kongó Demokratíki), is the head of state of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and commander-in-chief of the armed forces.
A primate city (Latin: "prime, first rank") is the largest city in its country or region, disproportionately larger than any others in the urban hierarchy.
A prison escape (or prison break) is the act of an inmate leaving prison through unofficial or illegal ways.
There are currently twenty-five provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
A quarter is a section of an urban settlement.
Radio Okapi is a radio network that operates in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Regideso (Régie de distribution d'eau) is a public sector company in the Democratic Republic of the Congo charged with the production and distribution of water to residential, commercial and industrial customers.
Renting, also known as hiring or letting, is an agreement where a payment is made for the temporary use of a good, service or property owned by another.
The Republic of the Congo (République du Congo), also known as the Congo-Brazzaville, the Congo Republic or simply the Congo, is a country in Central Africa.
The Republic of the Congo (République du Congo) was a sovereign state in Central Africa that was created with the independence of the Belgian Congo in 1960.
Rhythm and blues, commonly abbreviated as R&B, is a genre of popular music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s.
Seattle Sounders FC is an American professional soccer club based in Seattle, Washington.
The Second Congo War (also known as the Great War of Africa or the Great African War, and sometimes referred to as the African World War) began in August 1998 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, little more than a year after the First Congo War, and involved some of the same issues.
Selembao is a municipality (commune) in the Funa district of Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The Senate is the upper house of the Parliament of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Shaba I was a conflict in Zaire's Shaba (Katanga) Province lasting from March 8, 1977, to May 26, 1977.
A shanty town or squatter area is a settlement of improvised housing which is known as shanties or shacks, made of plywood, corrugated metal, sheets of plastic, and cardboard boxes.
Sheffield Wednesday Football Club is a professional association football club based in Sheffield, England.
Twin towns or sister cities are a form of legal or social agreement between towns, cities, counties, oblasts, prefectures, provinces, regions, states, and even countries in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties.
Skins is a British teen drama television series that follows the lives of a group of teenagers in Bristol, South West England, through the two years of sixth form.
A slum is a highly populated urban residential area consisting mostly of closely packed, decrepit housing units in a situation of deteriorated or incomplete infrastructure, inhabited primarily by impoverished persons.
South African Airways (SAA) is the flag carrier airline of South Africa.
Sport (British English) or sports (American English) includes all forms of competitive physical activity or games which, through casual or organised participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing enjoyment to participants, and in some cases, entertainment for spectators.
The Stade des Martyrs de la Pentecôte (Martyrs of Pentecost Stadium), also known as simply the Stade des Martyrs and formerly known as Stade Kamanyola is a national stadium located in the town of Lingwala in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Stanford University (officially Leland Stanford Junior University, colloquially the Farm) is a private research university in Stanford, California.
Steve Mandanda Mpidi (born 28 March 1985) is a French professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Marseille and the France national team.
Steve Zakuani (born 9 February 1988) is a Congolese former footballer.
The Switzerland national football team is the national football team of Switzerland.
Tap water (running water, city water, town water, municipal water, etc.) is water supplied to a tap (valve).
The Teke people, or Bateke, are a Bantu Central African ethnic group that speak the Teke languages.
The Rumble in the Jungle was a historic boxing event in Kinshasa, Zaire (now Democratic Republic of the Congo) on October 30, 1974 (at 4:00 am).
Tshimanga "Tim" Biakabutuka (born January 24, 1974) is a former American football running back.
Thérèse Izay, an engineer from Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, designed traffic robots that were initially placed in two locations in Kinshasa towards the end of 2013.
Tropical savanna climate or tropical wet and dry climate is a type of climate that corresponds to the Köppen climate classification categories "Aw" and "As".
Trust Merchant Bank or TMB, is an independent commercial bank based in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with its headquarters located in Lubumbashi.
Tshangu is one of the four districts that make up the capital city of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Turkish Airlines (Turkish: Türk Hava Yolları) is the national flag carrier airline of Turkey.
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN–Habitat) is the United Nations agency for human settlements and sustainable urban development.
The United States Ambassador to the United Nations is the leader of the U.S. delegation, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.
The Université Libre de Kinshasa (ULK) is a private university in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The University of Kinshasa (Université de Kinshasa), commonly known as UNIKIN, is one of the three major universities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, together with the University of Kisangani and University of Lubumbashi.
Urban planning is a technical and political process concerned with the development and design of land use in an urban environment, including air, water, and the infrastructure passing into and out of urban areas, such as transportation, communications, and distribution networks.
Urban renewal (also called urban regeneration in the United Kingdom, urban renewal or urban redevelopment in the United States) is a program of land redevelopment in cities, often where there is urban decay.
Urban structure is the arrangement of land use in urban areas, in other words, how the land use of a city is set out.
Vatican City (Città del Vaticano; Civitas Vaticana), officially the Vatican City State or the State of Vatican City (Stato della Città del Vaticano; Status Civitatis Vaticanae), is an independent state located within the city of Rome.
A waterway is any navigable body of water.
Wendell Cox is an American urban policy analyst and academic, known as a leading proponent of the use of the private car over rail projects.
Aza mumbala, real name Noël Ngiama Makanda born December 25, 1965 in Moliombo, a small village in Northern Democratic Republic of Congo in Kikwit, Kwilu District is a musician from the Democratic Republic of Congo and also leader of the band Wenge Maison Mère (WMM).
A wharf, quay (also), staith or staithe is a structure on the shore of a harbor or on the bank of a river or canal where ships may dock to load and unload cargo or passengers.
Ya Kid K (born Manuela Barbara Kamosi Moaso Djogi, 26 January 1972) is a Congolese-Belgian hip hop artist.
Youssouf Mulumbu (born 25 January 1987) is a Congolese professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Kilmarnock.
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