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 (kē′sän-gä′nē, kĭ-zäng′gä-nē)
A city of northern Democratic Republic of the Congo on the Congo River northeast of Kinshasa. Originally named Stanleyville in 1883 for the settlement's founder, Henry M. Stanley, it was renamed Kisangani in 1966.


(Placename) a city in the N Democratic Republic of Congo, at the head of navigation of the River Congo below Boyoma Falls (Stanley Falls): Université Libre du Congo (1963). Pop: 475 000 (2005 est). Former name (until 1966): Stanleyville


(kɪˈzɑŋ gɑ ni, ˌki sɑŋˈgɑ-)

a city in the N Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the Zaire (Congo) River. 417,517. Formerly, Stanleyville.
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The United Nations has sought permission from the Zairian rebels who now control the region to truck the refugees back to Kisangani and then fly them to Rwanda.
Since 2004, the GFF has contributed US$150 million to vital projects which include: building, upgrading and managing hospitals, notably the Kisangani "Hospital du Cinquantenaire"; supporting Operation Smile missions to provide free cleft lip and palate surgeries to children and adults in Lubumbashi and Kinshasa.
5% chiefly due to drop in demand after halting joint flights to Malabo via Douala plus Kisangani by Entebbe.
Rwanda and Uganda have twice fought each other for control of Kisangani, the diamond-rich and chief city of Oriental province, leaving 3,000 Congolese dead.
Kisangani (controlled by the Rwandan-backed Congolese Rally for Democracy), in Kananga (Western Kasai, under government control) and the supply of electricity transformers to Kinshasa.
Supporters of rebel leader Laurent Kabila rallying in Kisangani, Zaire's third-largest city, vehemently opposed talk of a cease-fire, and the United States sent troops to west Africa in case it becomes necessary to evacuate Americans.
4 million FAO plan, financed by Belgium and implemented by the Ministry of Rural Development since 2000, has assisted urban growers in five cities Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, Mbanza-Ngungu, Kisangani and Likasi to produce 330,000 tons of vegetables annually, up from 148,000 in 2005-2006, FAO said in a press release.
Lumumba's supporters fled the capital to avoid a wave of political arrests, regrouping at Kisangani.
In March 1997, as soon as Kisangani fell to Laurent Kabila's AFDL rebel force, the mining giant, American Mineral Fields, set up an office in Goma as a contact point with Kabila.
Since then, Zairean rebels have marched with surprising ease across one-fifth of the country, culminating with the capture Saturday of Zaire's third-largest city, Kisangani.
The agreement calls for the creation of a Joint Venture Company that will own two gold producing properties operating in the Maniema and Kisangani Regions in the Country of Zaire.
The rebel salient in the west was totally eliminated and the invasion in the east ground to a standstill half way across the country, at Kisangani.