Bukavu has more than 1 million residents and is one of the most populated cities in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Aymar Nyenyezi Bisoka, assistant professor at the Université de Mons, talks about the infrastructure, housing and governance challenges in Bukavu and why understanding power dynamics in the city is key to helping vulnerable populations.
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