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congo kin    Congo - Kinshasa   

The Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Kinshasa, DR Congo, the DROC, the DRC, or simply either Congo or the Congo, and formerly Zaire, is a country in Central Africa. It is, by area, the largest country in sub-Saharan Africa, the second-largest in all of Africa, and the 11th-largest in the world. Wikipedia

Capital: Kinshasa

Dialing code: +243

President: Felix Tshisekedi

Population: 86.79 million (2019) World Bank

Currency: Congolese franc

Official language: French

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Flood in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Very heavy rainfall has been affecting the western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), in particular the capital Kinshasa, since 12 December, triggering landslides and causing flash floods, mudflows and rivers overflow (particularly the Ndjili, Nsanga, Mokali, and Nsuenge Rivers) that have resulted in casualties and widespread damage. Media report, as of 14 December, at least 120 fatalities, a number of injured people and several collapsed houses across the Kinshasa greater area. In addition, media also report major roads completely blocked and several closed schools. The highway connecting Kinshasa with the sea port city of Matadi were also closed.

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