Kinshasa in tumult as Congo River bursts its banks

Kinshasa (AFP) – The Congo River has burst its banks, causing widespread flooding in DR Congo’s capital Kinshasa, with dark, foul-smelling water pouring into homes across working-class neighbourhoods and affecting local businesses in the central African megacity. Kinshasa is crisscrossed with small rivers and waterways, which often double as open sewers. Many have now overflown.


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