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KINSHASA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO APRIL 30: Werrason, an artist, prepares backstage before going on stage on April 30, 2006 in central Kinshasa, Congo, DRC. Kinshasa?s elite gathered for an intimate concert with Werrason, the most popular artist in Congo, DRC in the ballroom at the Grand Hotel in Kinshasa. Kinshasa, a city of about eight million people is battling with bad infrastructure and no public transport. Congo, DRC is in ruins after forty years of mismanagement by the corrupt dictator and former president Mobuto Sese Seko. He fled the country in 1997 and a civil war started. The country is planning to hold general elections by July 2006, the first democratic elections in forty years.(Photo by Per-Anders Pettersson)