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Introducing Kinshasa

Once touted as Kin la Belle (beautiful Kinshasa), locals have long since redubbed their chaotic capital 'Kin la Poubelle' (Kinshasa the trashcan). Sprawling seemingly forever from the banks of the Congo River, 'Kin' has the same maniacal drivers, dismaying poverty, mounds of trash, belching black tailpipes and persistent street hawkers that you've seen in many other African cities, but here it's all bigger, faster and louder than you've probably experienced before.