Urban Africa 2050
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

2018: 11,855,000
2050: 104,000,000

Host Instituion
Université Protestante au Congo, UPC

Overview of the City
Kinshasa, known until 1966 as Leopoldville, largest city and capital of the DRC. It lies about 320 miles (515 km) from the Atlantic Ocean on the South bank of the Congo River. Kinshasa is one of the largest cities of Sub-Saharan Africa. The City’s inhabitants are popularly known as Kinois. Kinshasa is divided into industrial, residential and commercial zones. Along the western edge of the central city, an industrial zone (before 1966 called Leo-Ouest) flourishes near the site of the first deposit established by the British-American explorer Sir Henry Morton Stanley. To its east lies the riverside residential and administrative district of Gombe (which is the name of the suburb), which houses most of the European population and the Congolese elite; the central government buildings and the embassy district and located there.

  • Academic Journals, specially in the field of geography and population studies of Kinshasa (Kinois)
  • Just Faith: GlocalResponses to PlanetaryUrbanization. Ed. Stephan de Beer……..
  • Revue de la Presse Kinoise
  • Maps and images of Kinshasa
  • Disability in Africa, Resource Book for Theology and ReligiousStudies, Ed.Samuel Kabueat al.
  • DoingTheologyFromDisability perspective: A Theological Resource Book on Disability
  • Sustainable Development Goals: Leave No One Behind, EcumenicalDisability Network Journal
  • The Gift of Being: Called to be a Church of All and for All, Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network Journal
  • The Sacrifice of Africa: A Political Theology for Africa by Emmanuel Katangole
  • Re-Inventing Africa’s Development: linking Africa to the Korean Development by Jong-Dae Park
  1. Mission to Person with disabilities: A Transforming Love for Justice in 2 Samuel 9,1- 11 in Journal International Review of Mission, 2019.
  2. Access for People with Disability to Basic socio-economic Infrastructure: CommunityDrivenDevelopmentapproach (CDD) in Southern and Central Africa Resource Book on Disability, 2019.
  3. Holistic Education Through Bible Study: Developing a Holistic Education Program through Contextual Bible StudywithPwds in Kinshasa/DRC: IMAN’ENDA as case study. Scholar’s Press, Saarbrucken, 2014.
  4. “Toward a Theological Programme of Disabilities in Africa in the context of DRC – A Case Study on EDAN and the Universite Protestante au Congo (UPC)” in Isabel Phiri and Dietrich (editors), Handbook of Theological Education in Africa, (Cluster Publications, SA, 2013), 735-739
  5. “Exodus 4, 1-17: People with Disabilities in Dialogue with Biblical Scholars” in New Life Theological Journal, 113 (December – 2011), 157-174.
  6. Holistic Healing in Acts 3, 1-10: A Transformative Church for All people in Journal of International Review for Mission, 2017.

Name: Micheline
Surname: Kamba
Position at the institution: Head of Master in Social Transformation’s department
E-mail address: Micheline.kamba@gmail.com