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A city of south-central Democratic Republic of the Congo east-southeast of Kinshasa. Founded in 1884, it is the trade center of an agricultural region.


(Placename) a city in the SW Democratic Republic of Congo: a commercial centre on the railway from Lubumbashi to Port Francqui. Pop: 424 000 (2005 est). Former name (until 1966): Luluabourg


(kəˈnɑŋ gə)

a city in the central Democratic Republic of the Congo. 393,030. Formerly, Luluabourg.
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Noun1.Kananga - a city in southwestern Congo; former name (until 1966) was Luluabourg
Belgian Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zaire - a republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960
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According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC), the fatalities numbered two as of Friday -Novilla in Kananga and another killed by falling hollow blocks in Ormoc.
At first, the airline would serve Lubumbashi, Kisangani, Goma, Mbuji Mayi, Kananga, Kindu and Mbandaka.
Kananga, Leyte -- The only sugar mill in Eastern Visayas based at Barangay Montebello here is now operational after it was heavily devastated by super typhoon Yolanda last November 8.
In a report, the agency said this is apart from one privately-owned building in Kananga, Leyte which collapsed, leaving one dead and 16 injured.
Albuera, Merida, Isabel, Palompon, Matagob, Villaba, Tabango, San Isidro, Capoocan, and Kananga, said NFA.
Ormoc City (PNA) - Around 21,300 individuals of 4,260 families from the city's two remote villages, including Albuera, Matag-ob, and Kananga towns in Leyte, have availed of the cash-for-work funded by the Lutheran World Relief (LWR) Act Alliance.
Meantime, we are providing generator sets to the towns of Kananga and Ormoc in coordination with the LGUs (local government units),' he said.
1500 judgments were collected in Bandundu, Matadi, Kisangani, Kananga, Mbandaka, Bukavu, Goma and Lubumbashi to enrich the bank of judgments Service Documentation and Studies for their annotations and put online the site Website SDE which was established in 2012 with support from UNDP?
DOST Leyte Director Glenn Ocana said of 14 local government units (LGUs) in Leyte where these stations have been installed, only three - Kananga, Javier and Palo - are with equipment no longer operational.
The tremor, the strongest to hit the province in recent years, also killed two people in Ormoc and in nearby Kananga town and wounded more than 200 people.
For his part, Eddie Codilla, brother of Kananga, Leyte Mayor Elmer Codilla said the quakes were markedly felt in Kananga, some 15 kilometers away from Ormoc City though apparently, no damage likewise occurred.
The recent shaking of a connected fault line segment, such as the July 6, 2017 earthquake that struck Kananga, Leyte and Ormoc City, may trigger movements of the Philippine Fault, the Phivolcs official said.