lunch at La Grace

lunch at La Grace
Orphanage in Kinshasa, Congo


Friday, February 26, 2010

"Kin La Belle" or "Kin La Poubelle?"

Residents of the Democratic Republic of Congo capital, Kinshasa, used to proudly call their city "Kin La Belle" (Kinshasa The Beautiful) but after years of neglect, they now disparage it as "Kin La Poubelle" (Kinshasa the Dustbin). According to the BBC the city council of Kinshasa has just three dustbin lorries (garbage trucks) for a population of 8million people!

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