Mitumba


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Mitumba

 

(1) A mountain range in eastern Zaïre. Composed of volcanic and ancient crystalline rock, uplifted along fault lines above the grabens of Lakes Edward and Kivu and the northeastern edge of Lake Tanganyika. Length, about 400 km; elevations to 3,305 m. In the northern section it is the watershed between the Congo (Zaïre) and Nile rivers. Vegetation includes humid mountain tropical forests (on the western slopes) and mountain savannas.

(2) A mountain range in southeastern Zaire. Uplifted along fault lines, frames the graben of Upemba in the upper course of the Lualaba River from the east. Length, about 700 km; elevations to 1,889 m. Composed primarily of ancient crystalline rock. The Mitumba Range is covered with savanna vegetation.

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There are also fears that a mitumba ban may see EAC countries deemed illegible to retain duty-free access to the United States under African Growth Opportunity Act (Agoa).
2 km northwest of Kabare in the Democratic Republic of the Congo near the border of Rwanda (on the west side of the Mitumba Mountains; Fig.
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For Tanzania, where used clothing is sold at the mitumba markets that dot the country, these items are the number one import from the United States.
The mitumba trade, she writes, "is run by the masses rather than the elite, and is governed by relationships among importers, customers, drivers, menders and dealers rather than by what many observers have titled the 'kleptocracies' still common in much of Africa.
Mr Mbugua entered politics after serving as the chairman of Gikomba Mitumba Association and then as chairman of town hawkers and the Kamukunji Branch of Kanu.
The advent of cheap, second-hand clothes imports from the US and Europe, locally known as mitumba, in the 1980s, put local apparel firms out of business and reduced production of raw materials like cotton.
Kipkorir had called out Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and deputy Polycarp Igathe over the mushrooming of kiosks, mitumba stalls and matatus in the up market Karen estate known to be home to Kenya's high flying personalities.
Timothy Otieno aka Timmy Tdat was once a tout and a mitumba trader before he became a musician.
The Internal Security Ministry demolished homes and other properties in Syokimau, Kyang ombe and Mitumba in the end of November to clear the aircraft s flight passageways.
Figure 1 illustrates the process of mitumba entering the Tanzanian market.