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 (kē′vo͞o), Lake
A lake on the border of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda north of Lake Tanganyika, at an altitude of 1,460 m (4,790 ft).
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(Placename) Lake Kivu a lake in central Africa, between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda at an altitude of 1460 m (4790 ft). Area: 2698 sq km (1042 sq miles). Depth: (maximum) 475 m (1558 ft)
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(ˈki vu)
Lake, a lake in central Africa, between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda. 1100 sq. mi. (2849 sq. km).
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Noun1.Kivu - a lake in the mountains of central Africa between Congo and Rwanda
Belgian Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zaire - a republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960
Ruanda, Rwanda, Rwandese Republic - a landlocked republic in central Africa; formerly a German colony
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Dans la region des Grands Lacs, la defaite infligee au M23 par les forces armees congolaises a fait renaEtre l'espoir d'un retour de la paix dans les Kivus. Elle a egalement demontre le bien-fonde du renforcement de la MONUSCO.
All other armed groups beside the M23 which threaten civilians in the Kivus need to be neutralized ...
Today, the UN's peacekeeping mission in the DR Congo has stepped up patrols and is sending in helicopters to protect civilians in the Kivus in the eastern part of the country following continued clashes between armed groups.
The eastern Kivus, as demonstrated by the state's tailed attempt at addressing the visible security concerns like mixage in late 2006-2007, (46) along with the Kimia II debacle, (47) and more recent Amani Leo campaign, (48) remain in a state of neither war nor peace.
"The DRC's tin mining sector in the Kivus is located at the heart of M23 insurgency; thus, there are clear risks to the regional trade flows in minerals," Barclays analysts said.
actors also operate in the district of Ituri, just north of the Kivus,
The 15-member body said in press statement: 'The members of the Security Council expressed strong concern about the recent developments in the Kivus and the deterioration of the security and humanitarian situation resulting in significant flows of displaced persons and refugees.' They strongly condemned the mutiny of officers and soldiers, formerly integrated into the DRC armed forces (known by the French acronym FARDC) and now operating in North Kivu as an armed group under the name M23.
ITRI said it remains committed to follow-up discussions across the supply chain to enable the restart of iTSCi in the Kivus, DRC, when there is a consensus to allow progress.
For a few weeks, Rwandese and Congolese soldiers and commanders fought side-by-side against the FDLR in North and South Kivu, (11) a particularly injurious situation given the years of suffering endured by the people of the Kivus during Rwanda's occupation and destabilization.
Lo anterior justifica, entonces, una segunda decision del Consejo en dicha resolucion, en virtud de la cual se ordena el embargo por doce meses sobre las armas de fuego en los distritos de Ituri y los Kivus, lugares en los cuales el conflicto armado era de gran intensidad.