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see KanangaKananga
, formerly Luluabourg
, city (1984 pop. 298,693), capital of Kasai-Central prov., S central Congo (Kinshasa), on the Lulua River. It is the commercial and transportation center of a region where cotton is grown and diamonds are mined.
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(now Kananga), a city in the Republic of Zaire; administrative center of the province of Kasai Occidental (Western). Population, 150,000 (1970). Luluabourg is a highway junction and has a railroad station and an airport. It is an important commercial and distribution center, with food-processing (including brewing and flour milling), printing, and cotton-ginning enterprises.

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The Luluabourg constitution provided that Congolese citizenship could only be granted to individuals whose parents (one or both) were members of one of the ethnic groups established on Congolese territory by 18 October 1908.
A careful reading of the Luluabourg Constitution helps reveal a lack of clarity and logic.
The Luluabourg Constitution was short-lived due to the 24 November 1965 coup d'etat by the Congolese army led by Lieutenant-General Mobutu who subsequently installed himself as the country's new president.