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it crashed into a mountainous ridge. "SA pilot killed in DRC crash&quot; ''News 24'' 2 September 2008 Passengers included twelve Congolese, one French, one Indian, and one Canadian. "Crash au Kivu: les secours n'ont pas encore pu atteindre l'épave, selon l'ONU" (in French) 3 September 2008<

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charity organization War Child, to document the civil war in the country (Second Congo War). Days after arriving, fighting broke out in Bukavu near the hotel the band was staying at. ref name "MTV news

" A year later Denard sided with Katangan separatists and Belgian mercenaries led by Jean Schramme in a revolt in eastern Congo. The rebels soon found themselves bottled up in Bukavu. Denard

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'''Cyangugu''' is a city and capital of the Rusizi (Rusizi (district)) district of Western Province (Western Province, Rwanda), Rwanda. The city lies at the southern end of Lake Kivu, and is contiguous with Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, but separated from it by the Ruzizi River. Two bridges and a dam cross the river

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forces helped the ANC to finally defeat Schramme on October 29, 1967. The surviving rebel troops fled towards Rwanda. Two days later, Schramme tried to take control of Stanleyville (Kisangani), Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo).

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-Kivu - Cities In the legal view, this province has three major cities of importance: Baraka (Baraka, South Kivu) (Fizi Territory), Bukavu (Provincial Capital) and Uvira (Uvira Territory). islands Idjwi cities Goma, Congo Bukavu, Congo Kibuye, Rwanda Cyangugu, Rwanda reference The world's

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Nations Security Council Resolution 1484 Resolution 1484 . In the same month an observer died in a mine explosion. In May 2003 two military observers were savagely killed by a militia. thumb 230px North Kivu (Image:Kivu.png) and South Kivu ("the Kivus") '''Kivu''' was the name for a large &quot;Region" in the Democratic Republic of Congo under the rule of Mobutu Sese Seko that bordered Lake Kivu. It included three "Sub-Regions" ("Sous-Regions

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above sea level) and scenic location (Bukavu is built on five peninsulas and has been described as "a green hand, dipped in the lake"). Many colonial villas have gardens sloping down to the shore. By contrast, the main residential district for ordinary people, Kadutu, climbs up the hillside inland. The surrounding hills reach a height of 2,000 metres. Formerly an administrative centre for the whole of the Kivu region, the town lost some of its status as result of the growth of Goma. thumb left Bust of Laurent-Désiré Kabila (File:Laurent-Désiré Kabila cropped.jpg) Following the Rwandan Genocide, Hutu refugees and many members of the former Hutu-led government fled as part of the Great Lakes refugee crisis. The refugee camps around Goma and Bukavu became a center of the Hutu insurgency from the camps against the new Watutsi (Tutsi) government of Rwanda. In November 1996 at the start of the First Congo War, Rwandan government forces consequently attacked the Hutu camps, and forces of the then Zaire government which allowed the insurgency. The Rwandan government supported rebels in Zaire led by Laurent Kabila who overthrew the Kinshasa government with their help, and then fell out with them, leading to the Second Congo War. Rwanda supported the rebel Rally for Congolese Democracy (RCD) against Kabila. The RCD was dominated by the Banyamulenge, and Bukavu which with the rest of Sud-Kivu was held by the RCD saw sporadic fighting between rebels and government forces and their proxies, including the Mayi-Mayi, especially in 1998 and 2004. thumb right Former Archbishop of Bukavu, Christopher Munzihirwa (File:Christophe Munzihirwa (1926-1996).jpg), assassinated in 1996 On June 3, 2004, protestors in several Congolese cities took to the streets to demonstrate against the United Nations for failing to prevent Bukavu from falling to Rwandan-backed RCD forces led by General Nkunda (Laurent Nkunda). Global Witness ''Under-Mining Peace – The Explosive Trade in Cassiterite in Eastern DRC'' About 16,000 women were raped on a single weekend after General Nkunda told his troops "This city is yours for three days." Der Spiegel (in German) In September 2007 Nkunda, who had been persuaded to fall in line with the peace accords which ended the war and re-integrate his troops with the Congolese government forces, again rebelled and started attacking government troops north of Goma. Transport Bukavu an important transport hub and gateway to eastern DR Congo, but as a result of the wars the road network has deteriorated and highways to Goma, Kisangani and other towns have not been fully restored. As with Goma, close proximity to the paved road network of East Africa and the functioning eastern section of the Trans-African Highway to Mombasa (Lagos-Mombasa Highway) may allow a faster recovery than other Congolese towns. Bukavu's proximity to the Lake Tanganyika ports of Bujumbura and Kalundu-Uvira give it an additional advantage, with access on the lake to the railheads of Kigoma (linked to Dar es Salaam) and Kalemie (rail link to Katanga (Katanga Province), in need of rehabilitation). Isolation, largely due to bad road infrastructure, has been found to be an important determinant of wealth and or development in South Kivu. Ulimwengu, J., Funes, J., Headey, D. and You, L. 2009. Paving the way for development? The impact of transport infrastructure on agricultural production and poverty reduction in the Democratic Republic of Congo, IFPRI Discussion Paper 00944, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington DC, USA. 48 pp. has numerous lakeside wharf wharves and boat transport is used extensively in the Congolese waters of the lake in the absence of well maintained roads. Kavumu Airport (ICAO code:FZMA, IATA code: BKY) located about 30 kilometres north is the domestic airport for Bukavu. Medical care thumb left Panzi Hospital (File:PanziHospital.png) Bukavu is home to the Panzi Hospital, which is also the teaching hospital of the Evangelical University in Africa. Bukavu is also home to the Catholic University of Bukavu's School of Medicine and General Reference teaching hospital. The pharmaceutical factory Pharmakina owned by a German immigrant produces the antimalarial drug quinine and the generic AIDS medicament Afri-vir. Pharmakina also runs an AIDS diagnostic and treatment center. Das Parlament – Publication of the German Bundestag With 740 employees and about 1000 free-lance workers Pharmakina is the largest employer in town. Die Zeit Nr.29 2005: "Kongos kleines Wirtschaftswunder" Status of women Women continue to face major problems of violence in the wake of war in the eastern DRC. Fondation chirezi in August 2007 launched a project for women's trauma healing and care, based in Bukavu. Natural hazards Although not threatened by volcanoes as Goma is, Bukavu is equally in danger from a potential limnic eruption from Lake Kivu, in which vast quantities of dissolved carbon dioxide and methane could explode from the lake and threaten the lives of the 2 million people who live near the lake. "Killer Lakes." '' BBC Two Thursday 4 April 2002, summarised at www.bbc.co.uk. Climate Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as tropical wet and dry (tropical wet and dry climate) (Aw). commons:Bukavu


'''Bukavu''' (former official names: '''Costermansville''' (French (French language)) and '''Costermansstad''' (Dutch (Dutch language))) is a city in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), lying at the extreme south-western edge of Lake Kivu, west of Cyangugu in Rwanda, and separated from it by the outlet of the Ruzizi River. It is the capital of the South Kivu province and as of 2012 it had an estimated population of 806,940.

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