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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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We were hosted by Heritiers de la Justice, a Congolese human rights organization based in Bukavu, the capital of the eastern province of South Kivu.
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