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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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Due to the near-impenetrability of dense tropical jungle across vast swathes of the country, the DRC has to rely on air transport for the haulage of passengers and cargo between its major cities of Kinshasa N'Djili (in the west), Kisangani (in the near-centre), Lubumbashi (in the south), Goma (in the east), and Mbuji Mayi (in the south-centre).
Le TP Mazembe (RD Congo) a battu SuperSport United (Afrique du Sud), en finale aller de la Coupe de la Confederation Africaine de football (CAF), disputee dimanche a Lubumbashi.
By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO -- 19 November 2017: Super Sport United has lost the first leg of the CAF Confederations Cup final against TP Mazembe 2-1 in Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Ce qui est dit pour le WAC, l'est aussi pour le FUS de Rabat qui retrouvera le TP Mazembe dans confrontation plus corsee aussi bien a Lubumbashi qu'a Rabat.
On our own, we couldn't have done it," says Jean-Pierre Kabaso, chief of the village located 40 kilometres south of Lubumbashi, the capital of Haut-Katanga province in the southeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
A en croire des proches de l'entraineur du MOB, ce dernier aurait deja pris la decision de quitter son poste des le retour de l'equipe de Lubumbashi.
to investigate the economic viability of producing cobalt from the copper ores currently being mined and processed at its Kipoi project 75 km northwest of the city of Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
A graduate in humanities studies from the University of Lubumbashi, Baloji is a serialist, adept at using his lens to portray episodic events taking place mainly in his native DR Congo, while also examining the country's colonial past and interpreting its complex aftermath from the perspective of its people today.
Investigating what sociologist AbdouMaliq Simone has called "people as infrastructure," fifty of Baloji's photographs will illustrate the ways city dwellers organize in and around the seemingly dysfunctional environments of Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, and Fungurume.
Katumbi said in a statement that police had arrested people close to him, and that others had been injured in the incident in the city of Lubumbashi.
Photography, a Power Object Simon Mukunday's Women's Nudes, Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo