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Anti-Kabila Protests Erupt Across DR Congo’s Capital

AFRICANGLOBE - Opposition supporters in the Democratic Republic of Congo blocked Kinshasa's roads with burning tyre as they called for President Joseph Kabila to stand down when his mandate ends on 19 December.

DR Congo Recruits Robots As Traffic Cops

AFRICANGLOBE - The Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa is notorious for bad traffic. So police are getting a helping hand to keep the cars moving. Two giant traffic robots have appeared in the capital, a city where drivers normally spend hours in traffic and which has become notorious for traffic gridlock.

Congolese Engineers Develop Solar Powered “RoboCops”

AFRIICANGLOBE - There are RoboCops in Congo. Literally. In Kinshasa, the capital city of Congo, two large robots have replaced police officers in directing traffic and pedestrians. Standing 8 feet tall, the solar-powered robots are equipped with multiple cameras, opening the potential for monitoring traffic and issuing tickets.