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Likasi

(lĭkäs`ē), formerly

Jadotville

(zhädōvēl`), city (1984 pop. 213,862), Haut-Katanga prov., SE Congo (Kinshasa). It is a major industrial, mining, and transportation center. Copper and cobalt are mined and refined, and cement, chemicals, and beverages are manufactured. The city has an archaeological and mineral museum.

Likasi

 

(until 1966, Jadotville), a city in southeast Zaire, in the region of Shaba. Population, 102,200 (1966). A railroad station on the Lubumbashi-Ilebo line; there is an airport.

Likasi is the center of a copper and cobalt ore mining region. The city is an important center for nonferrous metallurgy: its electrometallurgical factories produce copper, cobalt, and cobalt alloys (in Likasi’s suburbs of Shituru and Panda). Zinc concentrates are processed in the city. There are also enterprises of the chemical industry (including a sulfuric acid factory) and of the building materials industry. Likasi was founded in 1917.

Likasi

a city in the S Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Za?re): a centre of copper and cobalt production. Pop.: 345 000 (2005 est.)
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It is not impossible to survive on such a wage in a city such as Likasi, and many do get by.
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In Ongata Rongai, in Kenya, the bold use of 'cosmo' is a new form of local yet global identity that transcends fragmentation (Landau in this issue); in Kinshasa's markets, foreign traders use passive resistance, strategies of invisibilization and micro-arrangements with their Congolese counterparts (Segatti); while in Kolwezi and Likasi, reconciliation from below is based on silence and avoidance as interactional norms of peaceful coexistence between former enemies (Vinckel).
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2] between the active copper mining centres of Kolwezi and Likasi.