Stories written by Anselme Nkinsi
Anselme Nkinsi, de mon vrai nom : NKINSI mia PONGO, je suis journaliste de profession et travaille comme Directeur de Publication à l’hebdomadaire scientifique INFO-ENVIRONNEMENT. Je suis né à IYALA, en République Démocratique du Congo le 04 /01/193. Je suis diplômé (Licencié) en Journalisme – Economie, Option : Information et Communication, de l’Institut Facultaire de la Science de l’Information et de la Communication (IFASIC) de Kinshasa depuis 2008. Je suis également titulaire d’un diplôme en journalisme scientifique de Gatineau (Canada –Québec) depuis 2008. Spécialiste des questions liées à l’environnement et la santé, j’ai suivi plusieurs formations, stages et séminaires en journalisme d’investigation en Afrique, Europe et en Asie. Boursier du Secrétariat à la Convention-Cadre des Nations Unies sur les Changements climatiques (CCNUCC / UNFCCC. J’ai débuté ma carrière journalistique comme Reporter au groupe L’Avenir en 1998. Je m’occupe de toutes les questions ayant trait à la protection des forêts, la santé et l’eau.

Students Torn Between School and Work in DR Congo

Hanging from the door of a mini-bus taxi as it jerks and jinks through traffic, 16-year-old Gires Manoka calls out the van's destination to potential passengers as it crosses Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

A Green Gold Mine in the Heart of the DRC Capital

A disused cemetery in the heart of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been transformed into a profitable urban garden. Relying on compost they make themselves on the site, a small group of gardeners are enjoying plentiful returns.

Getting a Grip on Food Security in DR Congo

The Association for Integrated Rural Development is one of a number of rural organisations on the periphery of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, which are strengthening the city's food security while demonstrating how to maximise sustainable use of agricultural land.

Moringa Leaves Saving Lives in DRC

Seated under a tree, biologist Zozo Bazomba welcomes a steady stream of visitors to the Action Nature et Médecine centre in Bumbu commune in the DRC. Suffering from a range of ailments, they have come from across Kinshasa, the capital, in search of sachets of powdered moringa leaves.

HEALTH-DR CONGO: Konzo Still Leaving Women and Children Paralysed

Nadine Mbwol suffers from konzo, an epidemic paralytic disease that affects the lower body. "I lost my marriage because of this disability," she says sadly.

Inga I generating station, with the channel leading to Inga II in the foreground. Credit: AlainDG/Wikicommons

DR CONGO: No Water, No Management, No Power

Frequent power cuts have led to the firing of the board of the Democratic Republic of Congo's national electricity company. But it is not clear if sub-par generation from the Inga hydroelectric power stations supplying the capital Kinshasa is due to poor management or to unusually low water levels in the Congo River.

Just 22 percent of Congolese have access to safe drinking water. Credit:  Julien Harneis/Wikicommons

DR CONGO: Water Shortages Grip the Capital

In recent months, no one in the Congolese capital has been spared the effects of water shortages. Where spending entire days criss-crossing Kinshasa in search of water with battered containers in hand was previously the unhappy task of women and children, now men in suits have joined the fray.


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