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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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As part of the project "Professionalization of the Police and Local Police", project implemented in Mbuji Mayi and Lubumbashi; the Committee of evaluation and award of tenders ("CEAO") IOM invites eligible Contractors and interested to submit separate tenders for construction of the buildings of the Congolese National Police to: Mbuji Mayi:
For every cholera outbreak in Mbuji Mayi, Lubumbashi, and other main cities in southern Katanga, medical staffs were reinforced by humanitarian organizations to set up centers for cholera treatment and to implement public awareness and information campaigns.
The diamond, from Mbuji Mayi, Zaire, has an age of 628 million years, far younger than all previously dated diamonds, which range in age from 3.
ODL will own a 25-year concession on 550 square km southwest of Mbuji Mayi in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which is regarded as one of the most diamondiferous regions in the world.
At first, the airline would serve Lubumbashi, Kisangani, Goma, Mbuji Mayi, Kananga, Kindu and Mbandaka.
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.
Ken Roberts was legitimately supplied with ONR diamonds from ONR's then sales agent Abadiam in Antwerp on a trial basis to try cutting Mbuji Mayi type industrial goods.
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.
The company operates a diamond concession that employs more than 750 people at Mbuji Mayi in the Democratic Republic of Congo.