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(Placename) a port in E Democratic Republic of Congo, on Lake Kivu: commercial and industrial centre. Pop: 294 000 (2005 est). Former name (until 1966): Costermansville
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(buˈkɑ vu)

a city in the E Democratic Republic of the Congo. 201,569. Formerly, Costermansville.
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A 16 months-old boy was admitted in the nutritional center of the Provincial General Hospital of Bukavu (Democratic Republic of Congo) for protein-energy malnutrition.
BUKAVU: Life has gradually returned to normal in this small city nestled amongst lush green hills and bordered by the majestic Lake Kivu.
CASA is a private Mauritian registered company that is the 71.25% owner and operator of the Misisi Gold Project located in South Kivu, eastern DRC and is approximately 350km south of Bukavu and 180km north of Kalemie.
Lambert Mende says the epicenter of the earthquake was located close to Lake Tanganyika near Bukavu, the capital of the South Kivu province.
The quake hit 24 miles (40 km) north of Bukavu, not far from the border with Rwanda, at 3:25 a.m.
As a result of such projects, mutual understanding and relations between traders across the border have greatly improved, and 66% of traders in the Bukavu and Goma areas report less harassment by officials at the border and feel more confident and secure as they go about their business.
There are reports that for fear of failure in the Kampala talks, residents are leaving Goma to cross Lake Kivu to Bukavu, the capital of the equally unstable South Kivu province, but Paluku denied the exodus.
RAWALPINDI, March 26, 2012 (Balochistan Times): Pakistan Army troops serving in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) were awarded UN medals in an impressive medal parade ceremony held in Bukavu on March 23, the army said Sunday.
Bukavu/Rawalpindi, March 27, 2011 (Frontier Star): A ceremony for award of UN Medals to Pakistani peacekeepers serving in United Nations Stabilization Mission in Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) was held at Bukavu in South Kivu province.
BUKAVU, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO Bishop Nicolas Djomo of Tshumbe is a bridge-builder.
His will run from Bukavu (a city in eastern DRC) through Panzi to Kavumu.
The accident happened late on Friday in Sange, about 40 miles south of the town of Bukavu in South Kivu, near the border with Burundi.