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Bukavu

(bo͞okä`vo͞o), city (1984 pop. 167,950), capital of Sud-Kivu province, E Congo (Kinshasa), a port on Lake Kivu. It is an administrative, commercial, and transportation center. Tea and coffee are processed. The city was founded in 1901 and was formerly known as Costermansville. The city has a teachers college and a school of mines. The Mururu hydroelectric plant is there.

Bukavu

 

a city in the eastern part of the Republic of Zaire; the administrative center of Kivu Province. Population, 61,000 (1960). Bukavu is a port on the southern shore of Lake Kivu. It has an airport and is a highway junction. There is primary processing of quinine bark, pyrethrum, and coffee. Industries include food processing (including beer brewing), textiles, and construction materials. Ships are also repaired. The Ruzizi (Mururu) Hydroelectric Power Plant is near Bukavu. Owing to its picturesque location and rich and varied flora, Bukavu has become a tourist center.

Bukavu

a port in E Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre), on Lake Kivu: commercial and industrial centre. Pop.: 294 000 (2005 est.)
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With the Zairian military falling back on Bukavu, the Tutsi forces are now herding thousands of Hutu refugees, who had been living in Zaire for up to two years, back into Rwanda and Burundi, they said.
200,000 refugees are in Bukavu and a further 400,000 in south Kivu, reaching down to Uvira, where there were already more than 100,000 Burundi refugees from the earlier bloody events in October 1993.
Mukwege has toiled in Congo at the hospital he started in Bukavu, Panzi Hospitala[bar] [he] doesn't just repair individuals: He concluded that 'there is no medical solution,' and so he has become an advocate for peace and for his country.
KIGALI, Rwanda, and GOMA and BUKAVU, Zaire--The quiet border post between Rwanda and Zaire's eastern town of Goma appears deceptively placid to the visitor.
In the case of Telecel, angry crowds accused the manager, Mr Miko Kayitare, a Zairean of Rwandan origin, of being "a spy" for the Kigali regime and destroyed Telecel's installations in Bukavu, Kinshasa and Kilangani.
Aid workers will try to bring truckloads of badly needed food and medicine into the eastern Zairian cities of Goma and Bukavu, a U.
Mr Mutware said fighting for Bukavu on Monday had been brief because most of the people, including the soldiers, had joined "the forces of change".
The UN force in Congo (MONUC) was heavily involved in brokering the withdrawal of the rebels with its military spokesman, Major Abou Thiam saying: "The presence of MONUC commanders from Bukavu had a direct impact on the situation.
The ICRC maintains a permanent presence in South Kivu province in Bukavu, Uvira, Marungu and Fizi.
In Bukavu demonstrators protested against the government and the UN inability to contain the rebellion.
Madnodge Mounoubai, a Monusco spokesperson, told Al Jazeera that about 35 people were air-lifted to Bukavu, the provincial capital, for treatment.
Hamuli Kabarhuza, head of the National Council of Development NGOS who comes from Bukavu and whose mother died from a cholera epidemic accompanying the refugee influx, believes it will take "decades, perhaps even a century.