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 (lo͝o′bo͝om-bä′shē) Formerly E·lis·a·beth·ville (ĭ-lĭz′ə-bəth-vĭl′)
A city of southeast Democratic Republic of the Congo near the Zambia border. Founded in 1910, it was the center of a secessionist state during the 1960-1963 civil war.


(Placename) a city in the S Democratic Republic of Congo: founded in 1910 as a copper-mining centre; university (1955). Pop: 1 102 000 (2005 est). Former name (until 1966): Elisabethville


(ˌlu bumˈbɑ ʃi)

a city in the S Democratic Republic of the Congo. 851,381.
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Noun1.Lubumbashi - a city in southeastern Congo near the border with Zambia; a copper mining center; former name (until 1966) was Elisabethville
Belgian Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zaire - a republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960
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Later in the year, the airline plans to begin flights to Kisangani, Kinshasa, and Lubumbashi when additional aircraft have been acquired and delivered.
LUBUMBASHI, CONGO: Since Aisha Pemba Rodriquez converted to Islam, she refuses to allow her foster parents even to utter the word "church.
An announcement said that Cypriots nationals "who reside or are trapped' the Congo may in an emergency turn to the Greek Embassy in Kinshasa, and both Greek Consulates in cities Kinsangkani (Kisangani) and Lubumbashi (Lubumbashi).
He takes as case studies an autobiography by an anonymous Congolese man, and a history of Zaire by Tshibumba Kanda Matulu, a popular painter from Lubumbashi.
From May to December 2001, cholera outbreaks were reported in various cities of Katanga, including Bukama (center of Katanga) and Lubumbashi.
Groupement pour le traitement du terril de Lubumbashi Ltd
Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Methodist, Lutheran, independent churches and Muslim groups conducted inter-church services in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Congo officials said they have no idea how many passengers were on the plane, a Russian-made Ilyushin-76 cargo transport, which was on a flight from the Congo capital Kinshasa to Lubumbashi, the country's second largest city on the southeast corner of Congo.
The accident happened while the aircraft was on its way from the capital, Kinshasa, to the southern city of Lubumbashi, said officials.
It had apparently been chartered to transport Congolese soldiers and their families from Kinshasa to the south-eastern city of Lubumbashi, a diamond centre.
The plane, a four-engined Ilyushin 76 jet, had been chartered to transport Congolese police and their families from Kinshasa to the south-eastern town of Lubumbashi, a diamond centre.