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Mbuji-Mayi

(əmbo͞o`jē-mī`yē), formerly

Bakwanga

(bäkwäng`gä), city (1984 pop. 486,235), capital of Kasai-Oriental prov., S central Congo (Kinshasa), on the Sankuru River. A commercial center in Luba country, it handles most of the industrial diamonds produced in the Congo. After the Congo attained independence (1960) the city's population grew rapidly with the immigration of Luba people from other parts of the country. From 1960 to 1962 it was the capital of the secessionist Mining State of South KasaiKasai
, former province, c.124,000 sq mi (321,160 sq km), S central Congo (Kinshasa). Luluabourg (present Kananga) was the capital. Between the Kasai and the Sankuru rivers the Kuba kingdom of the Shongo people existed from the early 17th cent.
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Mbuji-Mayi

 

(Bakwanga Until 1966) a city in Zaýre on the Bushimaie River, the administrative center of Kasai Oriental Province. Population, 256,000(1970). Highway junction. Mbuji Mayi is an industrial diamond mining center (12-15 million carats a year). Its electrical power comes from the Tshala and Yang hydroelectric power plants on the Lubilash River.

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The IOM mission in the DRC is also preparing to position Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) experts in its Mbuji Mayi Office in Kasai Oriental to help track and monitor displacements and population mobility, including returnees from Angola.
Congo Express will fly seven days a week between Lubumbashi and Kinshasa, the capital, and four times a week between Kinshasa and the diamond-producing center of Mbuji Mayi, it said.
This outbreak rapidly spread to Mbuji Mayi in Eastern Kasai where, as discovered during the outbreak investigation, the first case was in a tradeswoman who had traveled by train to Bukama to buy fish.
In the employment area around Mbuji Mayi, better access to quality education for young people, both girls and boys, is ensured in the technical and vocational training system, both formal and non-formal.
The Oryx prospectus showed that Osleg, the ZDF's investment arm, would get 40% of the profits earned by operating its concession at Mbuji Mayi, whose reserves were calculated at around $lbn.
In the employment area around Mbuji Mayi, better access to quality education for young people, both girls and boys, is ensured in both formal and non-formal technical and vocational education systems.
After just two weeks following serious concerns about the state of the airfield's main runway 17/35, Congo Airways has stopped flying to the central town of Mbuji Mayi.
Congo Airways (Kinshasa N'Djili) has cancelled flights to the central town of Mbuji Mayi after just 2 weeks after serious worries about the state of the airfield's primary runway 17/35.
Tenders are invited for Construction of the buildings of the Congolese National Police in Mbuji Mayi and Lubumbashi
At first, the airline would serve Lubumbashi, Kisangani, Goma, Mbuji Mayi, Kananga, Kindu and Mbandaka.
The GIC will be present with national and international experts as regional coordinators, and has an antenna in the provincial capital Mbuji Mayi that will serve as the main site the UAN.