By: Rosie DiManno Columnist, Published on Tue Feb 16 2016
It was the Day of Dead Cities.
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016: la journee ville morte, a general strike across the Democratic Republic of Congo called by opposition leaders.
Kinshasa, the usually chaotic, traffic-jammed, horn-blasting, music-blaring capital of more than 10 million was still on Tuesday, except for a heavy police presence. The popular Radio France international station was off the air. During political unrest a year ago, broadcasts were cut by the government.