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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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Projects such as the Karhale Water Supply Project improved access to potable water for 2,750 households in Bukavu, reducing travel time by installing water standpipes in strategic locations.
"There were three deaths -- two children in a house in Bukavu. There was also a police officer near the airport," government spokesman Lambert Mende told Reuters.
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Peacekeepers helped evacuate dozens of the injured to hospitals in towns of Bukavu and Uvira.
Thirty-two people suffering serious burns were taken to hospital in Bukavu, the regional capital, and Uvira.
In March 2009, Bukavu police arrested a nightclub owner for allegedly prostituting 10 girls and seven boys in his facility; he was remanded to prison to await formal charges.
Once a senior officer, Nkunda quit the army and gained notoriety in 2004 after his forces briefly seized Bukavu.
The problem started after a renegade commander in the Congolese Army launched an attack on the city of Bukavu on the Rwandan border.
"The soldiers forced the miners to sell at low prices," says Dr Plus Bitakuya, lecturer at a rural-development college in Bukavu. "If the miners refused, they would simply confiscate the coltan." The soldiers sold the mineral on to buyers from neighbouring countries, he explains.
They are part of a Save the Children initiative set up in the lakeside town of Bukavu in South Kivu, part of the Great Lakes region of central Africa.
We are here like animals, " said Richard Mwambo, a teacher who fled Goma and was preparing to board a dangerously overcrowded ferry to Bukavu, a four-hour trip down Lake Kivu.