Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo

“Le Reseau du Peuple”

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Africell is affectionately known as “Le reseau du peuple” – or “the people's network”. Since launching in 2012, we have steadily grown our subscriber base and coverage. We are now joint market leader in the biggest provinces, including the capital Kinshasa. In 2021-22 we expanding our footprint into three new provinces.

Our nickname comes from our reputation for honest and friendly customer care. We understand what customers in the DRC want and need from a mobile provider, and we give it to them in the form of fast, reliable and reasonably priced data, voice, SMS and mobile money services. Africell DRC has 500+ skilled employees who are at the forefront of developing the DRC’s telecoms and technology sectors. 

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2,344,858 sq km


105 million


French, Lingala, Kingwana, Kikongo, Tshiluba










5 million +


Biggest Subscriber Base

In Kinshasa

Highlights from DRC

17 November 2021

Expansion into North Kivu, South Kivu and Tanganyika extends Africell services in DRC to an additional 4 million potential customers

1 June 2023

‘Virtual Congo’, sponsored by Africell, recreates DRC’s national museum in an interactive digital-physical installation

13 April 2023

Africell is enhancing the quality and capacity of its network in the DRC with a deal to “fiberize” at least two hundred of its cell sites in the country over the next two years.

9 March 2023

The Congo Pavilion, supported by Africell, will present DRC's national museum in virtual reality at the world’s leading festival of design-led innovation

27 September 2022

Support for club includes communications services and technical assistance

17 November 2021

Africell and Industry Five’s pilot project will create jobs and management expertise and help grow DRC's local technology supply chain

8 November 2021

Long-term collaboration celebrates Congolese culture and launches a significant program of Africell investment in African arts and culture

25 August 2021

Partnership gives Africell DRC’s enterprise clients access to next-generation customer communications technology

22 August 2021

The inaugural Africell Congo River Marathon will be the first of its kind in central Africa