Youth, Gender and “Bounded Rationality”: “Sex Workers” and ‘Ujana Phenomenon’ in Kinshasa

Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is among African largest cities and heavily populated. Besides Lagos and Cairo, Kinshasa seems to be the third largest African city with roughly more than 12 million of inhabitants. The DRC latest population census took place in 1984 and since then, estimating its population [...]

‘Rwandophones―Others’ & No Mistaken Identity: Politics, Medias and ‘Judgement in Absentia’

A ‘judgement by default’ is a picture one can visualize when reading Lars-Christopher Huening’s book.  Published by LIT Verlag GmbH & Co.KG Wien in 2015, the book’s title “No Mistaken Identity―Kinshasa’s Press and the Rwandophone ‘Other’ (c.1990-2005)” brings out how preconceived opinions have kept linking ‘Rwandophones’ as unitary group to ‘Rwandan’ involvement and its expansionism [...]